Sandra L. Shullman2020 President, Managing Partner, American Psychological Association; Columbus Office

Sandra Shullman is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development and manages large and long-term organizational clients for Development Group, LLC. Sandy has taught leadership at the HEC School of Business for their EMBA and MBA programs in Paris, Doha, Beijing, and Shanghai, and has also served as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Global Learning Network. Her distinguished record of organizational work experience has focused on leadership and executive development, executive coaching, strategic planning and multicultural and diversity initiatives, working with major global organizations and leaders.
She is the co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on significant organizational performance issues, including foundational work on harassment and hostile work environments. Her most recent publications have focused on psychologists as learning leaders, leadership in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances, and the emerging challenges facing global leaders.
Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree (mathematics) from Dickinson College, a master’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University. Previously she served as founding faculty in the Cleveland State University Diversity Management Program and lectured and facilitated leadership development programs for over fifteen years at the John Glenn School of Public Management at The Ohio State University. Before that, she served for seventeen years as President of a behavioral healthcare organization, Organizational Horizons, Inc. Prior to that, she served as faculty and then Acting Director of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program at Kent State University and Director of Managerial Effectiveness Programs for the Center for Creative Leadership, where she worked with numerous research projects and leadership development programs. She was awarded the 2012 national Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for Excellence in Education and Inspirational Leadership.
Sandy recently served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and previously as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and chaired its original APA Workgroup on Executive Coaching. Sandy is past Chair of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and also serves as a faculty member for a number of leadership development academies, preparing technical and scientific professionals for broader leadership roles. She was honored by the American Psychological Association in 2012 with the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice for her organizational and leadership development work.
Sandy co-chaired the APA Council of Representatives Work Group on the original APA Multicultural Guidelines, chaired the APA Task Force on the World Congress against Racism Report, chaired the BEA/CIRP Task Force on APA’s Role in International Quality Assurance, chaired the APA Board of Professional Affairs, and served as a member of the Policy and Planning Board, and as a member of the Committee on Women. She is a Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association. Sandy most recently chaired the APA Good Governance Project, a strategic initiative designed to help the American Psychological Association align its governance structure effectively with its strategic plan. She was the 2016 recipient of the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime of Achievement in Counseling Psychology. In 2016, Sandy also received the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation, its highest honor. In 2019, she received both the Division 13 RHR International Award for distinguished contributions to consulting psychology and the SPIM (Psychologists in Management) Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award.

Sandra L. Shullman2020 President, Managing Partner, American Psychological Association; Columbus Office

Sandra Shullman is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development and manages large and long-term organizational clients for Development Group, LLC. Sandy has taught leadership at the HEC School of Business for their EMBA and MBA programs in Paris, Doha, Beijing, and Shanghai, and has also served as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Global Learning Network. Her distinguished record of organizational work experience has focused on leadership and executive development, executive coaching, strategic planning and multicultural and diversity initiatives, working with major global organizations and leaders.
She is the co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on significant organizational performance issues, including foundational work on harassment and hostile work environments. Her most recent publications have focused on psychologists as learning leaders, leadership in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances, and the emerging challenges facing global leaders.
Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree (mathematics) from Dickinson College, a master’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University. Previously she served as founding faculty in the Cleveland State University Diversity Management Program and lectured and facilitated leadership development programs for over fifteen years at the John Glenn School of Public Management at The Ohio State University. Before that, she served for seventeen years as President of a behavioral healthcare organization, Organizational Horizons, Inc. Prior to that, she served as faculty and then Acting Director of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program at Kent State University and Director of Managerial Effectiveness Programs for the Center for Creative Leadership, where she worked with numerous research projects and leadership development programs. She was awarded the 2012 national Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for Excellence in Education and Inspirational Leadership.
Sandy recently served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and previously as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and chaired its original APA Workgroup on Executive Coaching. Sandy is past Chair of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and also serves as a faculty member for a number of leadership development academies, preparing technical and scientific professionals for broader leadership roles. She was honored by the American Psychological Association in 2012 with the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice for her organizational and leadership development work.
Sandy co-chaired the APA Council of Representatives Work Group on the original APA Multicultural Guidelines, chaired the APA Task Force on the World Congress against Racism Report, chaired the BEA/CIRP Task Force on APA’s Role in International Quality Assurance, chaired the APA Board of Professional Affairs, and served as a member of the Policy and Planning Board, and as a member of the Committee on Women. She is a Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association. Sandy most recently chaired the APA Good Governance Project, a strategic initiative designed to help the American Psychological Association align its governance structure effectively with its strategic plan. She was the 2016 recipient of the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime of Achievement in Counseling Psychology. In 2016, Sandy also received the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation, its highest honor. In 2019, she received both the Division 13 RHR International Award for distinguished contributions to consulting psychology and the SPIM (Psychologists in Management) Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award.

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Robert C. GalloCo-Founder & Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Since 1996, Dr. Robert C. Gallo has been Director of the Institute of Human Virology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also the Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine and Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Global Virus Network (GVN). Previously (for 30 years) he was at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD. While at NCI, he and his co-workers discovered interleukin-2 (Il-2) in 1976. Il-2 was one of the first cytokines (“messenger” molecules that allow cells to communicate and alter one another’s function) and proved to be a major tool not only for immunology but also for the discovery of all human retroviruses. Gallo and his colleagues then opened and pioneered the field of human retrovirology with the discovery of the first human retrovirus (HTLV-1) and along with Japanese investigators showed it was a cause of a particular form of human leukemia. A year later he and his group discovered the second known human retrovirus (HTLV-2). Dr. Gallo and his colleagues also co- independently discovered HIV, and provided the first results to show that HIV was the cause of AIDS. They also developed the life-saving HIV blood test. In 1986 he and his co-workers discovered human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6), the first new herpes virus found in more than 25 years and the cause of Roseola. In 1995 he and his colleagues discovered the first endogenous inhibitors of HIV, namely some of the beta chemokines. This discovery helped in the later discovery of the HIV co-receptor, CCR5, and opened up entire new approaches to treatment of HIV disease. Dr. Gallo has been awarded 35 honorary doctorates, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine), and is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of numerous scientific honors and awards, most notably twice receiving the Lasker Award (1982, 1986). He has also received the Gairdner Foundation International Award (Canada, 1987), the Japan Prize in the field of Science and Technology (1988), the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (Germany, 1999), the Principe de Asturias Award (Spain, 2000), and the Dan David Prize (Israel, 2009), among many others. Dr. Gallo was the most cited scientist in the world 1980-1990, according to the Institute for Scientific Information, and he was ranked third in the world for scientific impact for the period 1983-2002. He has published close to 1,300 papers.

Robert C. GalloCo-Founder & Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Since 1996, Dr. Robert C. Gallo has been Director of the Institute of Human Virology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also the Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine and Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Global Virus Network (GVN). Previously (for 30 years) he was at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD. While at NCI, he and his co-workers discovered interleukin-2 (Il-2) in 1976. Il-2 was one of the first cytokines (“messenger” molecules that allow cells to communicate and alter one another’s function) and proved to be a major tool not only for immunology but also for the discovery of all human retroviruses. Gallo and his colleagues then opened and pioneered the field of human retrovirology with the discovery of the first human retrovirus (HTLV-1) and along with Japanese investigators showed it was a cause of a particular form of human leukemia. A year later he and his group discovered the second known human retrovirus (HTLV-2). Dr. Gallo and his colleagues also co- independently discovered HIV, and provided the first results to show that HIV was the cause of AIDS. They also developed the life-saving HIV blood test. In 1986 he and his co-workers discovered human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6), the first new herpes virus found in more than 25 years and the cause of Roseola. In 1995 he and his colleagues discovered the first endogenous inhibitors of HIV, namely some of the beta chemokines. This discovery helped in the later discovery of the HIV co-receptor, CCR5, and opened up entire new approaches to treatment of HIV disease. Dr. Gallo has been awarded 35 honorary doctorates, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine), and is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of numerous scientific honors and awards, most notably twice receiving the Lasker Award (1982, 1986). He has also received the Gairdner Foundation International Award (Canada, 1987), the Japan Prize in the field of Science and Technology (1988), the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (Germany, 1999), the Principe de Asturias Award (Spain, 2000), and the Dan David Prize (Israel, 2009), among many others. Dr. Gallo was the most cited scientist in the world 1980-1990, according to the Institute for Scientific Information, and he was ranked third in the world for scientific impact for the period 1983-2002. He has published close to 1,300 papers.

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Sir Rob WainwrightSenior Partner, Deloitte

Sir Rob Wainwright is a senior partner at Deloitte, advising the boards and executive teams of global companies on cyber security, financial crime and other areas of risk.
He previously served as Executive Director of Europol, the European Union law enforcement agency, for almost a decade. There, he helped establish the European Counter Terrorism Centre and the European Cybercrime Centre, and led the
transformation of Europol into a world-class security institution.
Sir Rob has had a 28-year career in intelligence, policing, government, EU and international affairs, including at the Serious Organised Crime Agency, National Criminal
Intelligence Service and the British Security Service. In June 2018, he was awarded a Knighthood by HM The Queen for his services to security and policing.
He has worked across a range of pioneering security solutions in technology, data and
intelligence operations, including driving new public-private initiatives on cyber security
and financial crime in banking and other sectors through the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Institute of International Finance. Sir Rob is a Board Member of the WEF Centre for Cyber Security, the Global Cyber Alliance, the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and the Wilton Park Advisory Council. Rob is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Sir Rob WainwrightSenior Partner, Deloitte

Sir Rob Wainwright is a senior partner at Deloitte, advising the boards and executive teams of global companies on cyber security, financial crime and other areas of risk.
He previously served as Executive Director of Europol, the European Union law enforcement agency, for almost a decade. There, he helped establish the European Counter Terrorism Centre and the European Cybercrime Centre, and led the
transformation of Europol into a world-class security institution.
Sir Rob has had a 28-year career in intelligence, policing, government, EU and international affairs, including at the Serious Organised Crime Agency, National Criminal
Intelligence Service and the British Security Service. In June 2018, he was awarded a Knighthood by HM The Queen for his services to security and policing.
He has worked across a range of pioneering security solutions in technology, data and
intelligence operations, including driving new public-private initiatives on cyber security
and financial crime in banking and other sectors through the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Institute of International Finance. Sir Rob is a Board Member of the WEF Centre for Cyber Security, the Global Cyber Alliance, the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and the Wilton Park Advisory Council. Rob is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

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Janet HenryGlobal Chief Economist, HSBC

Janet Henry was appointed as HSBC’s Global Chief Economist in August 2015. She was previously HSBC’s Chief European Economist and is a member of Handelsblatt’s Shadow ECB Council. Much of her past work has focused on globalisation – including the global determinants of local inflation – but in the past five years she has focused more on the political and economic challenges that persist in the post global financial crisis era, notably labour market disruption and other structural drivers of low inflation but also the growing polarisation of income growth and household wealth within major advanced economies. She has given evidence to financial committees of the EU Parliament on China and UK House of Lords on Europe. Janet joined HSBC in 1996 in Hong Kong where she worked as an Asian economist in the run-up to, and aftermath of, the Asian crisis.

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Janet HenryGlobal Chief Economist, HSBC

Janet Henry was appointed as HSBC’s Global Chief Economist in August 2015. She was previously HSBC’s Chief European Economist and is a member of Handelsblatt’s Shadow ECB Council. Much of her past work has focused on globalisation – including the global determinants of local inflation – but in the past five years she has focused more on the political and economic challenges that persist in the post global financial crisis era, notably labour market disruption and other structural drivers of low inflation but also the growing polarisation of income growth and household wealth within major advanced economies. She has given evidence to financial committees of the EU Parliament on China and UK House of Lords on Europe. Janet joined HSBC in 1996 in Hong Kong where she worked as an Asian economist in the run-up to, and aftermath of, the Asian crisis.

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Stuart RussellProfessor of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence; University of California, Berkeley

Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He is a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and from 2012 to 2014 held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI, used in over 1400 universities in 129 countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

Stuart RussellProfessor of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence; University of California, Berkeley

Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He is a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and from 2012 to 2014 held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI, used in over 1400 universities in 129 countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

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Juliano J. AssunçãoExecutive Director, Climate Policy Initiative Brazil

Juliano J. Assunção, the executive director of CPI’s Rio Office, is a professor of the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Juliano’s research focuses on different aspects of development economics, including agricultural economics, institutions, and financial intermediation. He is a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago and works as a consultant for firms, governments, and multi-lateral organizations. Juliano has been collaborating with CPI since 2010. Besides providing strategic guidance on the projects’ components, the research areas he addresses at CPI are: improving policies to increase efficiency in land use; the implementation of the new Forest Code; and the relationship between productivity gains and protection of natural resources.

Juliano J. AssunçãoExecutive Director, Climate Policy Initiative Brazil

Juliano J. Assunção, the executive director of CPI’s Rio Office, is a professor of the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Juliano’s research focuses on different aspects of development economics, including agricultural economics, institutions, and financial intermediation. He is a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago and works as a consultant for firms, governments, and multi-lateral organizations. Juliano has been collaborating with CPI since 2010. Besides providing strategic guidance on the projects’ components, the research areas he addresses at CPI are: improving policies to increase efficiency in land use; the implementation of the new Forest Code; and the relationship between productivity gains and protection of natural resources.

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David McAllisterMember of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

David McAllister was born in Berlin on 12 January 1971. He is married and has two daughters.
After finishing his secondary school in 1989, he served in the German Military for two years. He studied law with a scholarship awarded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and has been a lawyer since 1998. In 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.
His political career began in 1998, when he was elected as a member of the State Parliament of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). From 2003 till 2010 he served as Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Group and from 2010 until 2013 as Prime Minister of Niedersachsen.
He is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014 and is a Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). He chairs the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament and also the UK Coordination Group.

David McAllisterMember of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

David McAllister was born in Berlin on 12 January 1971. He is married and has two daughters.
After finishing his secondary school in 1989, he served in the German Military for two years. He studied law with a scholarship awarded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and has been a lawyer since 1998. In 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.
His political career began in 1998, when he was elected as a member of the State Parliament of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). From 2003 till 2010 he served as Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Group and from 2010 until 2013 as Prime Minister of Niedersachsen.
He is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014 and is a Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). He chairs the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament and also the UK Coordination Group.

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Robert R. DendaHead of Network Technology and Innovation, Enel Group

Dr. Robert Denda is Head of Network Technology and Innovation at the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line of the Enel group, responsible for technologies developed and applied at Enel's worldwide distribution grids, serving 73 million grid customers. Previously, from 2014 to 2015 he worked within this business line function as Head of Smart Metering Solutions. Previous responsibilities include the coordination of the smart metering roll-out project of 13 million meters at Endesa in Spain, R&D department director and innovation manager in the telecommunication sector, and Manager of technology services at Endesa Ingenieria. He is also an active participant at European and international associations related to the Energy sector. He holds a diploma degree in Computer Science and Business Administration and a PhD from the University of Mannheim, Germany

Robert R. DendaHead of Network Technology and Innovation, Enel Group

Dr. Robert Denda is Head of Network Technology and Innovation at the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line of the Enel group, responsible for technologies developed and applied at Enel's worldwide distribution grids, serving 73 million grid customers. Previously, from 2014 to 2015 he worked within this business line function as Head of Smart Metering Solutions. Previous responsibilities include the coordination of the smart metering roll-out project of 13 million meters at Endesa in Spain, R&D department director and innovation manager in the telecommunication sector, and Manager of technology services at Endesa Ingenieria. He is also an active participant at European and international associations related to the Energy sector. He holds a diploma degree in Computer Science and Business Administration and a PhD from the University of Mannheim, Germany

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Beata JavorcikChief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a member of the Royal Economic Society’s Executive Committee and
a Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research
in London. Before taking up her position at Oxford, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focused on research, lending operations and policy advice. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.

Beata JavorcikChief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a member of the Royal Economic Society’s Executive Committee and
a Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research
in London. Before taking up her position at Oxford, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focused on research, lending operations and policy advice. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.

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Nina RawalFounder, Emerging Health Ventures

Dr. Nina Rawal is the founder of Emerging Health Ventures, a global health focused venture capital fund. Previously, she headed the life science investment team at Industrifonden, a 500 m EUR venture capital fund. Previous experience also includes the role of VP Strategy and Ventures at Gambro, and management consulting at Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm and New York. She serves on the boards of MedCap, and Stockholms Sjukhem, a non-profit hospital. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular neurobiology and a MSc in Biomedicine, both from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm with research work done at Columbia University in New York and Hôpital la Pitié Salpétrière in Paris. Recognition for her work includes the selection as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a '40 under 40 - European Young Leader' by Friends of Europe and Europanova.

Nina RawalFounder, Emerging Health Ventures

Dr. Nina Rawal is the founder of Emerging Health Ventures, a global health focused venture capital fund. Previously, she headed the life science investment team at Industrifonden, a 500 m EUR venture capital fund. Previous experience also includes the role of VP Strategy and Ventures at Gambro, and management consulting at Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm and New York. She serves on the boards of MedCap, and Stockholms Sjukhem, a non-profit hospital. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular neurobiology and a MSc in Biomedicine, both from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm with research work done at Columbia University in New York and Hôpital la Pitié Salpétrière in Paris. Recognition for her work includes the selection as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a '40 under 40 - European Young Leader' by Friends of Europe and Europanova.

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Mark PurdyIndependent Economics and Technology Advisor

Mark Purdy is Managing Director of Economic Research at Accenture Research. His research examines issues at the intersection of economics, technology and
business. Recent projects have focused on the economic and business impact of AI, digital twins, and swarm intelligence. He is the originator of Accenture’s Business
Futures programme which examines how the collision of technological, geopolitical
and social trends shapes alternative futures for business. His work also looks at the growing role of geo-politics in technology, trade and investment. He is currently
leading a major project to identify how new technologies can overcome limits of distance, human performance and innovation. He speaks on topics such as the
impact of new technologies and business futures at conferences, client workshops and seminars around the world.
Purdy has published widely in tier-1 media and specialised publications such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the Financial Times.
Before joining Accenture, he was an economic advisor at the U.K. Competition Commission, the Consumers’ Association, and Ireland’s National Economic and
Social Council. He has a B.A. (Hons) and a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Mark PurdyIndependent Economics and Technology Advisor

Mark Purdy is Managing Director of Economic Research at Accenture Research. His research examines issues at the intersection of economics, technology and
business. Recent projects have focused on the economic and business impact of AI, digital twins, and swarm intelligence. He is the originator of Accenture’s Business
Futures programme which examines how the collision of technological, geopolitical
and social trends shapes alternative futures for business. His work also looks at the growing role of geo-politics in technology, trade and investment. He is currently
leading a major project to identify how new technologies can overcome limits of distance, human performance and innovation. He speaks on topics such as the
impact of new technologies and business futures at conferences, client workshops and seminars around the world.
Purdy has published widely in tier-1 media and specialised publications such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the Financial Times.
Before joining Accenture, he was an economic advisor at the U.K. Competition Commission, the Consumers’ Association, and Ireland’s National Economic and
Social Council. He has a B.A. (Hons) and a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College, Dublin.

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Edward AbrahamsPresident, Personalized Medicine Coalition

Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., is the President of PMC. Representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, PMC promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products for the benefit of patients and the health system. It has grown from its original 18 founding members in 2004 to more than 200 today.
Previously, Dr. Abrahams was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association, where he spearheaded the successful effort that led to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's investment of $200 million to commercialize biotechnology in the state. Earlier, he had been Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations at the University of Pennsylvania and held a senior administrative position at Brown University.
Dr. Abrahams worked for seven years for the U.S. Congress, including as a legislative assistant to Senator Lloyd Bentsen, as an economist for the Joint Economic Committee under the chairmanship of Representative Lee Hamilton, and as a AAAS Congressional Fellow for Representative Edward J. Markey.
The author of numerous essays, Dr. Abrahams serves on the editorial board of Personalized Medicine and has also taught history and public policy at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Edward AbrahamsPresident, Personalized Medicine Coalition

Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., is the President of PMC. Representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, PMC promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products for the benefit of patients and the health system. It has grown from its original 18 founding members in 2004 to more than 200 today.
Previously, Dr. Abrahams was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association, where he spearheaded the successful effort that led to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's investment of $200 million to commercialize biotechnology in the state. Earlier, he had been Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations at the University of Pennsylvania and held a senior administrative position at Brown University.
Dr. Abrahams worked for seven years for the U.S. Congress, including as a legislative assistant to Senator Lloyd Bentsen, as an economist for the Joint Economic Committee under the chairmanship of Representative Lee Hamilton, and as a AAAS Congressional Fellow for Representative Edward J. Markey.
The author of numerous essays, Dr. Abrahams serves on the editorial board of Personalized Medicine and has also taught history and public policy at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bruno TertraisDeputy Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique

Dr. Bruno Tertrais is Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS). His areas of expertise include geopolitics and international relations, strategic and military affairs, nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation, US policy and transatlantic relations, security in the Middle East and in Asia. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at FRS (2001-2016), a Special Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of Defense (1993-2001), and a Director of the Civilian Affairs Committee at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1990-1993). In 1995-1996, he was a Visiting at the RAND Corporation. He was a member of the Commissions on the White Paper on Defense and National Security appointed by President Sarkozy (2007) and Hollande (2012). Tertrais is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; of the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly; of the editorial board of the Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses. In 2016, he was awarded the Legion of Honor. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow at Institut Montaig

Bruno TertraisDeputy Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique

Dr. Bruno Tertrais is Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS). His areas of expertise include geopolitics and international relations, strategic and military affairs, nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation, US policy and transatlantic relations, security in the Middle East and in Asia. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at FRS (2001-2016), a Special Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of Defense (1993-2001), and a Director of the Civilian Affairs Committee at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1990-1993). In 1995-1996, he was a Visiting at the RAND Corporation. He was a member of the Commissions on the White Paper on Defense and National Security appointed by President Sarkozy (2007) and Hollande (2012). Tertrais is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; of the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly; of the editorial board of the Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses. In 2016, he was awarded the Legion of Honor. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow at Institut Montaig

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Niall FergusonMilbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. For the past five years he has written a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London), also published by the Boston Globe and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, amongst other newspapers. This year he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm, a co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018, and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson’s Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His next book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, will be published in May next year.

Niall FergusonMilbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. For the past five years he has written a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London), also published by the Boston Globe and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, amongst other newspapers. This year he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm, a co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018, and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson’s Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His next book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, will be published in May next year.

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Dalia MarinProfessor of International Economics, TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich

Dalia Marin is Professor of International Economics at TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich. She was Professor of International Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (1998 – 2017), Associate Professor at Humboldt University Berlin (1994-1998), and until 1994 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. She has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University (2002-2003), (2011-2012), Stern School of Business, New York University (2007-2008), International Monetary Fund (2002), National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass (2002), Wissenschaftszentrum WZB Berlin (1995), European University Institute, Florence (1994). She is a Senior Research Fellow at BRUEGEL, Brussels, a European Think Thank on Economic Policy in Europe, Fellow at the European Economic Association, Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London and CESifo, Munich, Member of the Panel of Economic Policy (2010-2012). She has been Team Leader at the Russian European Centre for Economic Policy in Moscow and has acted as a consultant for the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London and the International Monetary Fund, Washington.

Dalia MarinProfessor of International Economics, TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich

Dalia Marin is Professor of International Economics at TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich. She was Professor of International Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (1998 – 2017), Associate Professor at Humboldt University Berlin (1994-1998), and until 1994 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. She has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University (2002-2003), (2011-2012), Stern School of Business, New York University (2007-2008), International Monetary Fund (2002), National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass (2002), Wissenschaftszentrum WZB Berlin (1995), European University Institute, Florence (1994). She is a Senior Research Fellow at BRUEGEL, Brussels, a European Think Thank on Economic Policy in Europe, Fellow at the European Economic Association, Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London and CESifo, Munich, Member of the Panel of Economic Policy (2010-2012). She has been Team Leader at the Russian European Centre for Economic Policy in Moscow and has acted as a consultant for the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London and the International Monetary Fund, Washington.

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Agnès SoucatDirector for Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization

Dr Agnès Soucat is the Director for Health Systems Governance and Financing at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before joining WHO, she was Global Leader Service Delivery and Lead Economist at the World Bank. She previously was the Director for Human Development for the African Development Bank, where she was responsible for health, education, social protection and jobs for Africa, including 54 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. She has over 25 years of experience in health and poverty reduction, covering more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.

She was a pioneer of several innovations in health care financing including community based financing and performance based financing and authored seminal publications on these topics. She is also the co-author of the World Development Report 2004 “Making Services Work for Poor People” and of the Lancet Commission report “Global Health 2035: a world converging within a generation”. She was commissioner of the recent Lancet and Rockefeller Commission on Planetary Health. Dr Soucat did also extensive work on the health labor market dynamics in Africa. Dr Soucat holds an MD and a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Nancy in France as well as a Master of Public Health and Ph.D in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

Agnès SoucatDirector for Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization

Dr Agnès Soucat is the Director for Health Systems Governance and Financing at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before joining WHO, she was Global Leader Service Delivery and Lead Economist at the World Bank. She previously was the Director for Human Development for the African Development Bank, where she was responsible for health, education, social protection and jobs for Africa, including 54 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. She has over 25 years of experience in health and poverty reduction, covering more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.

She was a pioneer of several innovations in health care financing including community based financing and performance based financing and authored seminal publications on these topics. She is also the co-author of the World Development Report 2004 “Making Services Work for Poor People” and of the Lancet Commission report “Global Health 2035: a world converging within a generation”. She was commissioner of the recent Lancet and Rockefeller Commission on Planetary Health. Dr Soucat did also extensive work on the health labor market dynamics in Africa. Dr Soucat holds an MD and a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Nancy in France as well as a Master of Public Health and Ph.D in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Catherine L. MannManaging Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

Dr. Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team of economists, and cross-fertilization of research across macroeconomics, fixed-income, and equities. Prior to this position, she was Chief Economist at the OECD, where she also was Director of the Economics Department and was Finance Deputy to the G20 (2014-2017). Prior to the OECD, she held the Barbara '54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University, where she also directed the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance (2006-2014). She spent 20-plus years in Washington, DC (1984-2006) where her positions included Senior Fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Economist, Senior Economist, and Assistant Director in the International Finance Division at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Senior International Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers; and Adviser to the Chief Economist at the World Bank.

Dr. Mann received her PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree is from Harvard University.  Her written work includes more than 85 scholarly articles and seven books primarily on the topics of US external imbalances, trade, international capital flows and the dollar; and information technology and services trade in global markets.

Catherine L. MannManaging Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

Dr. Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team of economists, and cross-fertilization of research across macroeconomics, fixed-income, and equities. Prior to this position, she was Chief Economist at the OECD, where she also was Director of the Economics Department and was Finance Deputy to the G20 (2014-2017). Prior to the OECD, she held the Barbara '54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University, where she also directed the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance (2006-2014). She spent 20-plus years in Washington, DC (1984-2006) where her positions included Senior Fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Economist, Senior Economist, and Assistant Director in the International Finance Division at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Senior International Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers; and Adviser to the Chief Economist at the World Bank.

Dr. Mann received her PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree is from Harvard University.  Her written work includes more than 85 scholarly articles and seven books primarily on the topics of US external imbalances, trade, international capital flows and the dollar; and information technology and services trade in global markets.

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Josh LernerJacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research's Productivity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program and edits their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy. He founded and runs the Private Capital Research Institute, a nonprofit devoted to encouraging access to data and research about venture capital and private equity, and has been a frequent leader of and participant in the World Economic Forum projects and events. In the 1993-94 academic year, he introduced an elective course for second-year MBAs on venture capital and private equity, which remains consistently one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School. He is the winner of the Swedish government's 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award.

Josh LernerJacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research's Productivity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program and edits their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy. He founded and runs the Private Capital Research Institute, a nonprofit devoted to encouraging access to data and research about venture capital and private equity, and has been a frequent leader of and participant in the World Economic Forum projects and events. In the 1993-94 academic year, he introduced an elective course for second-year MBAs on venture capital and private equity, which remains consistently one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School. He is the winner of the Swedish government's 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award.

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Thomas HellmannDP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford

Dr. Thomas Hellmann is the DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Stanford University, where he wrote his thesis under Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel in Economics, 2001). He previously was faculty at Stanford GSB and UBC Sauder. He also held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, Wharton, the Hoover Institution, INSEAD, and the University of New South Wales. He has taught numerous undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive courses in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy. His academic writings have been published in many leading economics, finance, and management journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and Management Science. He has been an advisor consultant to a variety of clients, including the World Economic Forum, Barclays Bank, the Government of British Columbia, and numerous start-up companies. He wrote many case studies on entrepreneurial companies and venture financing. His textbook on Entrepreneurial Finance came out in 2020. He is the founder of the NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp. He is the Academic Director of SBS Entrepreneurship Centre, and Site Lead of the Creative Destruction Lab at Oxford.

Thomas HellmannDP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford

Dr. Thomas Hellmann is the DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Stanford University, where he wrote his thesis under Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel in Economics, 2001). He previously was faculty at Stanford GSB and UBC Sauder. He also held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, Wharton, the Hoover Institution, INSEAD, and the University of New South Wales. He has taught numerous undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive courses in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy. His academic writings have been published in many leading economics, finance, and management journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and Management Science. He has been an advisor consultant to a variety of clients, including the World Economic Forum, Barclays Bank, the Government of British Columbia, and numerous start-up companies. He wrote many case studies on entrepreneurial companies and venture financing. His textbook on Entrepreneurial Finance came out in 2020. He is the founder of the NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp. He is the Academic Director of SBS Entrepreneurship Centre, and Site Lead of the Creative Destruction Lab at Oxford.

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Michael MatloszPresident, EuroScience, the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Professor Michael Matlosz holds a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA). He began his professional research career in 1985 in the department of materials science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland), prior to appointment in 1993 as university professor of chemical process engineering at the University of Lorraine in Nancy (France).
Professor Matlosz served from 2014 to 2017 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR) in Paris. An elected member of the National Academy of Technologies of France since 2011, Professor Matlosz also served as President of Science Europe, the Brussels-based advocacy association for European research performing and research funding organisations. Currently a distinguished professor of chemical engineering, Professor Matlosz began in July 2018 a four-year term of office as President of EuroScience, the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

Michael MatloszPresident, EuroScience, the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Professor Michael Matlosz holds a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA). He began his professional research career in 1985 in the department of materials science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland), prior to appointment in 1993 as university professor of chemical process engineering at the University of Lorraine in Nancy (France).
Professor Matlosz served from 2014 to 2017 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR) in Paris. An elected member of the National Academy of Technologies of France since 2011, Professor Matlosz also served as President of Science Europe, the Brussels-based advocacy association for European research performing and research funding organisations. Currently a distinguished professor of chemical engineering, Professor Matlosz began in July 2018 a four-year term of office as President of EuroScience, the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

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Antonis KousoulisDirector for England and Wales, Mental Health Foundation

Dr Antonis Kousoulis is Director for England and Wales at the Mental Health Foundation. He is an experienced public health professional and a leading thinker on mental health and prevention, promotion and inequalities in the UK. Antonis is a doctor with an academic background in public health, having spent time in academia, the third sector and government. His experience includes leading the development team at the data research centre of the UK Department of Health, and numerous academic collaborations, including the Harvard School of Public Health and Imperial College London. He has published, peer reviewed and presented extensively, held editorial appointments for multiple publications, engaged widely with mainstream media, and held various visiting teaching appointments, including at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Antonis KousoulisDirector for England and Wales, Mental Health Foundation

Dr Antonis Kousoulis is Director for England and Wales at the Mental Health Foundation. He is an experienced public health professional and a leading thinker on mental health and prevention, promotion and inequalities in the UK. Antonis is a doctor with an academic background in public health, having spent time in academia, the third sector and government. His experience includes leading the development team at the data research centre of the UK Department of Health, and numerous academic collaborations, including the Harvard School of Public Health and Imperial College London. He has published, peer reviewed and presented extensively, held editorial appointments for multiple publications, engaged widely with mainstream media, and held various visiting teaching appointments, including at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Ian AllenCo-Founder and CEO, Camber Systems

Ian is the Co-Founder and CEO of Camber Systems. Prior to Camber Systems, he served as the CEO of The Third Option Foundation, a 501c3 that provides survivorship support and resiliency services to the operators and families of CIA Special Operations.

His government service included ten years as a Marine Infantry Officer, and seven as a Paramilitary Operations Officer with the CIA. He holds a BA from the University of San Diego in International Relations, and his awards include the Intelligence Star and Meritorious Service Medal.

Ian AllenCo-Founder and CEO, Camber Systems

Ian is the Co-Founder and CEO of Camber Systems. Prior to Camber Systems, he served as the CEO of The Third Option Foundation, a 501c3 that provides survivorship support and resiliency services to the operators and families of CIA Special Operations.

His government service included ten years as a Marine Infantry Officer, and seven as a Paramilitary Operations Officer with the CIA. He holds a BA from the University of San Diego in International Relations, and his awards include the Intelligence Star and Meritorious Service Medal.

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Wolfgang PhilippHead of Unit, Public Health, Country Knowledge, Crisis Management Directorate of the European Commission

Wolfgang Philipp is the Head of Unit for crisis management and preparedness in health in
the Public Health, Country Knowledge, Crisis Management Directorate of the European
Commission. His unit is dealing with activities contributing to preparedness and crisis
management related to cross-border health threats, vaccination policy, antimicrobial
resistance, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis policy, joint procurement of medical
countermeasures, global health security and other files.
He holds a PhD in microbiology of the University of Paris, France, and has been working in
tuberculosis research at the Institut Pasteur, and at the Universities of Bern and Basel,
Switzerland. He was a Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology before joining the
European Commission in 2001.

Wolfgang PhilippHead of Unit, Public Health, Country Knowledge, Crisis Management Directorate of the European Commission

Wolfgang Philipp is the Head of Unit for crisis management and preparedness in health in
the Public Health, Country Knowledge, Crisis Management Directorate of the European
Commission. His unit is dealing with activities contributing to preparedness and crisis
management related to cross-border health threats, vaccination policy, antimicrobial
resistance, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis policy, joint procurement of medical
countermeasures, global health security and other files.
He holds a PhD in microbiology of the University of Paris, France, and has been working in
tuberculosis research at the Institut Pasteur, and at the Universities of Bern and Basel,
Switzerland. He was a Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology before joining the
European Commission in 2001.

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Tolullah OniClinical Senior Research Associate, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

Dr Oni is co-director of the Global Diet and Activity Research Group, University of Cambridge; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Cape Town (UCT), and leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE).
As a Public Health Physician and urban epidemiologist, her work supports a coordinated approach between science, policy and societal role players, identifying creative and long-term strategies to address complex urban health challenges in rapidly growing cities.
She has served as scientific adviser for several organisations including Future Earth, World Health Organisation, International Science Council and the African Academy of Science; and is an editorial board member of Lancet Planetary Health, Cities and Health, and the Journal of Urban Health.
In recognition of her work, she has been profiled in the Lancet journal, Science magazine, and the British Medical Journal, and is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Next Einstein Forum Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Tolullah OniClinical Senior Research Associate, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

Dr Oni is co-director of the Global Diet and Activity Research Group, University of Cambridge; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Cape Town (UCT), and leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE).
As a Public Health Physician and urban epidemiologist, her work supports a coordinated approach between science, policy and societal role players, identifying creative and long-term strategies to address complex urban health challenges in rapidly growing cities.
She has served as scientific adviser for several organisations including Future Earth, World Health Organisation, International Science Council and the African Academy of Science; and is an editorial board member of Lancet Planetary Health, Cities and Health, and the Journal of Urban Health.
In recognition of her work, she has been profiled in the Lancet journal, Science magazine, and the British Medical Journal, and is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Next Einstein Forum Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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Gilles MoëcGroup Chief Economist & IM Head of Research, AXA Investment Managers

Gilles Moëc is AXA Group Chief Economist since June 2019, and is heading AXA Investment
Managers Research team which is gathering euro credit analysts, macroeconomists and investment strategist.
He was previously Chief European Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2014. Prior to that, he was appointed Senior European Economist at Bank of America in 2006 then became
Chief European Economist of Deutsche Bank in 2009. He started his career by holding between 1994 and 2006 several positions in the French civil service, at the national statistical institute (INSEE) and at the central bank notably as head of the International Economics Division of Banque de France.
Gilles graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1991.

Gilles MoëcGroup Chief Economist & IM Head of Research, AXA Investment Managers

Gilles Moëc is AXA Group Chief Economist since June 2019, and is heading AXA Investment
Managers Research team which is gathering euro credit analysts, macroeconomists and investment strategist.
He was previously Chief European Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2014. Prior to that, he was appointed Senior European Economist at Bank of America in 2006 then became
Chief European Economist of Deutsche Bank in 2009. He started his career by holding between 1994 and 2006 several positions in the French civil service, at the national statistical institute (INSEE) and at the central bank notably as head of the International Economics Division of Banque de France.
Gilles graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1991.

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Beatrice NereHead of Southern Europe, G7 & G20; Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As head of the foundation’s Southern Europe, G7 & G20 relations, Beatrice Nere supports the foundation’s mission, advises and represents Bill and Melinda in the region. She is responsible for the foundation’s strategy and growing our partnerships with governments, private sector & civil society actors, as well as other development stakeholders in France, Italy and Spain. She works within the Global Policy and Advocacy division, is attached the foundation’s Europe and Middle East office, and is based in Paris.

Beatrice is a member of the Advisory Committee of TEDx Paris and its do-thank initiative “Boma”. Beatrice is also a guest lecturer for Master students at Sciences-Po and is regularly invited to contribute to think tank initiatives and publications, including the Expert Group of the Positive Economy Forum and l’ENA. Beatrice is an advisory board member of IDDRI, a French institute for Sustainable Development and International relations. Beatrice holds a double Master in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and in European law and Institutions from La Sorbonne University.

Beatrice NereHead of Southern Europe, G7 & G20; Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As head of the foundation’s Southern Europe, G7 & G20 relations, Beatrice Nere supports the foundation’s mission, advises and represents Bill and Melinda in the region. She is responsible for the foundation’s strategy and growing our partnerships with governments, private sector & civil society actors, as well as other development stakeholders in France, Italy and Spain. She works within the Global Policy and Advocacy division, is attached the foundation’s Europe and Middle East office, and is based in Paris.

Beatrice is a member of the Advisory Committee of TEDx Paris and its do-thank initiative “Boma”. Beatrice is also a guest lecturer for Master students at Sciences-Po and is regularly invited to contribute to think tank initiatives and publications, including the Expert Group of the Positive Economy Forum and l’ENA. Beatrice is an advisory board member of IDDRI, a French institute for Sustainable Development and International relations. Beatrice holds a double Master in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and in European law and Institutions from La Sorbonne University.

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Yanzhong HuangSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor, Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Yanzhong Huang is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he directors the global health governance roundtable series, and a professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, where he developed the first academic concentration among U.S. schools of international affairs to explicitly address the security and foreign policy aspects of global health issues. He is also the founding editor of Global Health Governance: The Scholarly Journal for the New Health Security Paradigm. He is author of Governing Health in Contemporary China (Routledge, 2013) and Toxic Politics: China's Environmental Health Crisis and Its Challenge to the Chinese State (Cambridge University Press, 2020). He has testified many times before congressional committees and is regularly consulted by major media outlets, the private sector, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations on global health issues and China. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Fudan University and his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Chicago.

Yanzhong HuangSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor, Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Yanzhong Huang is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he directors the global health governance roundtable series, and a professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, where he developed the first academic concentration among U.S. schools of international affairs to explicitly address the security and foreign policy aspects of global health issues. He is also the founding editor of Global Health Governance: The Scholarly Journal for the New Health Security Paradigm. He is author of Governing Health in Contemporary China (Routledge, 2013) and Toxic Politics: China's Environmental Health Crisis and Its Challenge to the Chinese State (Cambridge University Press, 2020). He has testified many times before congressional committees and is regularly consulted by major media outlets, the private sector, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations on global health issues and China. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Fudan University and his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Chicago.

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Jessica EspeySenior Advisor, Director United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDSN TReNDS

Jessica is a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), based in London, UK and is the Director of SDSN TReNDS, the SDSN's expert group on data. Before moving home to London she was Associate Director and Head of SDSN's New York Office.

With SDSN TReNDS, Jessica's research explores how new forms of data and technology can be harnessed to support sustainable development outcomes. TReNDS is particularly interested in building capacity in national statistical systems so they are able to capitalize on the data revolution. Current projects include Data for Now which aims to increase the frequency of key sustainable development data used by governments for daily management decisions, Contracts 4 Data Collaboration, which explores best practices in legal arrangements for data sharing, POPGRID, which reconciles new methods for population monitoring, Local Data Action, which focuses on subnational monitoring of the SDGs (for more information visit the TReNDS website) .  Jessica is a member of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data's Technical Advisory Group, and the Group on Earth Observation's Expert Advisory Board. Having previously worked on sustainable urban development she has also just served as official liaison for the Scientific Steering Committee of the IPCC Conference on Cities and Climate Change.

Prior to joining SDSN, Jessica served as a special adviser on the post-2015 agenda within the Office of the President of Liberia, supporting the work of The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (of which President Sirleaf was co-chair) and the development of the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Agenda. She has also worked as a senior researcher at Save the Children UK, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA).

Jessica is a current Doctoral Candidate at the Univeristy of Bristol. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a Master of Sciences degree in the Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has lived and worked in Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, the UK and the US.

Jessica EspeySenior Advisor, Director United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDSN TReNDS

Jessica is a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), based in London, UK and is the Director of SDSN TReNDS, the SDSN's expert group on data. Before moving home to London she was Associate Director and Head of SDSN's New York Office.

With SDSN TReNDS, Jessica's research explores how new forms of data and technology can be harnessed to support sustainable development outcomes. TReNDS is particularly interested in building capacity in national statistical systems so they are able to capitalize on the data revolution. Current projects include Data for Now which aims to increase the frequency of key sustainable development data used by governments for daily management decisions, Contracts 4 Data Collaboration, which explores best practices in legal arrangements for data sharing, POPGRID, which reconciles new methods for population monitoring, Local Data Action, which focuses on subnational monitoring of the SDGs (for more information visit the TReNDS website) .  Jessica is a member of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data's Technical Advisory Group, and the Group on Earth Observation's Expert Advisory Board. Having previously worked on sustainable urban development she has also just served as official liaison for the Scientific Steering Committee of the IPCC Conference on Cities and Climate Change.

Prior to joining SDSN, Jessica served as a special adviser on the post-2015 agenda within the Office of the President of Liberia, supporting the work of The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (of which President Sirleaf was co-chair) and the development of the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Agenda. She has also worked as a senior researcher at Save the Children UK, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA).

Jessica is a current Doctoral Candidate at the Univeristy of Bristol. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a Master of Sciences degree in the Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has lived and worked in Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, the UK and the US.

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Othman LarakiCo-founder and CEO, Color

Othman Laraki is Color's co-founder and CEO. He spent several years at Google, where he worked on performance infrastructure and client-side software, including the Google Chrome browser. After leaving Google, he co-founded MixerLabs, which was acquired by Twitter in 2009. At Twitter, he was the vice president of product, helping create the company's first revenue products and grow the user base from 50 to 200 million users. Mr. Laraki holds degrees in computer science and management from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a long-time investor and adviser to leading companies including Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart and others.

Othman LarakiCo-founder and CEO, Color

Othman Laraki is Color's co-founder and CEO. He spent several years at Google, where he worked on performance infrastructure and client-side software, including the Google Chrome browser. After leaving Google, he co-founded MixerLabs, which was acquired by Twitter in 2009. At Twitter, he was the vice president of product, helping create the company's first revenue products and grow the user base from 50 to 200 million users. Mr. Laraki holds degrees in computer science and management from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a long-time investor and adviser to leading companies including Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart and others.

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Jamie Murray WellsIndustry Head, Retail, Google UK

Jamie Murray Wells is Industry Head, Retail, at Google, leading a team that looks at the role of macine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure in solving some of retail's most pressing challenges. They support UK retailers on best practice, and close the loop to Google product teams on feedback from the industry. Prior to Google, Jamie founded and lead Glasses Direct for 10 years, during which it became Europe's largest online glasses retailer. He served as an advisor for 3 years on the Shadow Chancellor's New Enterprise Council from 2007-2010, after which he co-founded entrepreneurship campaigning organisation StartUp Britain at No.10 Downing Street, which was announced in the Chancellor's 2011 budget speech, launched by the Prime Minister, and is still active today. In 2009 Jamie received the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion. He was appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015.

Jamie Murray WellsIndustry Head, Retail, Google UK

Jamie Murray Wells is Industry Head, Retail, at Google, leading a team that looks at the role of macine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure in solving some of retail's most pressing challenges. They support UK retailers on best practice, and close the loop to Google product teams on feedback from the industry. Prior to Google, Jamie founded and lead Glasses Direct for 10 years, during which it became Europe's largest online glasses retailer. He served as an advisor for 3 years on the Shadow Chancellor's New Enterprise Council from 2007-2010, after which he co-founded entrepreneurship campaigning organisation StartUp Britain at No.10 Downing Street, which was announced in the Chancellor's 2011 budget speech, launched by the Prime Minister, and is still active today. In 2009 Jamie received the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion. He was appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015.

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Lukas MandlMember of the European Parliament

Lukas Mandl is an Austrian elected official, who has been a Member of the European Parliament since November 2017 and was re-elected in 2019. He is Vice-Chair of the
Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) and a full member of the committees on Foreign
Affairs (AFET) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) as well as a substitute member
of the Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) committee. Mandl is a strong advocate for the
transatlantic alliance and aims to improve the relationship between the EU and Israel as the
Chairman of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel group in the European Parliament. As Chair of the Korea-Delegation, he is also responsible for the Parliament’s relations with both North and South Korea. Another focus of his work is the promotion of EU integration of all six Western Balkan
countries. In October 2019, he was appointed as the EPP-shadow rapporteur for Kosovo. Having
been active on almost every political level, Mandl knows about the importance of subsidiarity. Prior
to becoming a MEP, Mandl was a Member of the State Parliament of Lower Austria, where he was
Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs. In addition, Mandl served as Vice Mayor of his
home town Gerasdorf. Mandl holds a degree (Mag. Phil.) in Communications from the University of Vienna and was a Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is married to the lawyer Kristina Mandl, with whom he has three children.

Lukas MandlMember of the European Parliament

Lukas Mandl is an Austrian elected official, who has been a Member of the European Parliament since November 2017 and was re-elected in 2019. He is Vice-Chair of the
Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) and a full member of the committees on Foreign
Affairs (AFET) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) as well as a substitute member
of the Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) committee. Mandl is a strong advocate for the
transatlantic alliance and aims to improve the relationship between the EU and Israel as the
Chairman of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel group in the European Parliament. As Chair of the Korea-Delegation, he is also responsible for the Parliament’s relations with both North and South Korea. Another focus of his work is the promotion of EU integration of all six Western Balkan
countries. In October 2019, he was appointed as the EPP-shadow rapporteur for Kosovo. Having
been active on almost every political level, Mandl knows about the importance of subsidiarity. Prior
to becoming a MEP, Mandl was a Member of the State Parliament of Lower Austria, where he was
Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs. In addition, Mandl served as Vice Mayor of his
home town Gerasdorf. Mandl holds a degree (Mag. Phil.) in Communications from the University of Vienna and was a Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is married to the lawyer Kristina Mandl, with whom he has three children.

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Martin SinozichSenior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School

Martin Sinozich is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. He teaches The Entrepreneurial Manager, a required first-year MBA course, in the spring term and Startup Bootcamp, a short intensive program, in the winter term.
Prior to joining the faculty, Martin served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at HBS for four years, advising Harvard-based startups on all aspects of the journey. In parallel, Martin was Executive Director of Startup Secrets, a not-for-profit organization focused on entrepreneurial education and community-building backed by the Boston tech and VC communities.
Martin works with founders and startups as a mentor, advisor and investor. He is active with several early-stage funds as an LP, venture partner, mentor, and executive committee member. He has started, operated and sold interests in technology, health and fitness, construction, real estate, hotels, frozen food, and manufacturing. Martin also advises buyers and sellers on $100-$300 million private-equity transactions.

Martin SinozichSenior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School

Martin Sinozich is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. He teaches The Entrepreneurial Manager, a required first-year MBA course, in the spring term and Startup Bootcamp, a short intensive program, in the winter term.
Prior to joining the faculty, Martin served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at HBS for four years, advising Harvard-based startups on all aspects of the journey. In parallel, Martin was Executive Director of Startup Secrets, a not-for-profit organization focused on entrepreneurial education and community-building backed by the Boston tech and VC communities.
Martin works with founders and startups as a mentor, advisor and investor. He is active with several early-stage funds as an LP, venture partner, mentor, and executive committee member. He has started, operated and sold interests in technology, health and fitness, construction, real estate, hotels, frozen food, and manufacturing. Martin also advises buyers and sellers on $100-$300 million private-equity transactions.

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Luciana BorioVice President, In-Q-Tel

Luciana Borio, MD, is a Vice President at In-Q-Tel, an independent, non-profit, strategic
investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the United States Intelligence Community. She specializes in biodefense, emerging
infectious diseases, medical product development, and complex public health emergencies. She
previously served as Director for Medical and Biodefense Preparedness at the National Security Council (2017-2019), where she coordinated the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance, and the development of an Executive Order to modernize America's influenza vaccines. Prior to that, she served as the Acting Chief Scientist of
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2015-2017), and the Assistant Commissioner for
Counterterrorism Policy of the FDA (2010-2017). Dr. Borio obtained her MD from George Washington University, completed a residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and a combined fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins and critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health. She continues to practice medicine, part-time, at Johns Hopkins.

Luciana BorioVice President, In-Q-Tel

Luciana Borio, MD, is a Vice President at In-Q-Tel, an independent, non-profit, strategic
investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the United States Intelligence Community. She specializes in biodefense, emerging
infectious diseases, medical product development, and complex public health emergencies. She
previously served as Director for Medical and Biodefense Preparedness at the National Security Council (2017-2019), where she coordinated the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance, and the development of an Executive Order to modernize America's influenza vaccines. Prior to that, she served as the Acting Chief Scientist of
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2015-2017), and the Assistant Commissioner for
Counterterrorism Policy of the FDA (2010-2017). Dr. Borio obtained her MD from George Washington University, completed a residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and a combined fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins and critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health. She continues to practice medicine, part-time, at Johns Hopkins.

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Kishore MahbubaniDistinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

A veteran diplomat, student of philosophy, and author of eight books, Kishore Mahbubani is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Mahbubani is also a former President of the UN Security Council (Jan 2001, May 2002) and the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2004-2017). Mahbubani writes and speaks prolifically on the rise of Asia, geopolitics and global governance. His eight books and articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs have earned him global recognition as “the muse of the Asian century.” He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2019. His latest book, Has China Won?, was released on 31st March 2020.

Kishore MahbubaniDistinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

A veteran diplomat, student of philosophy, and author of eight books, Kishore Mahbubani is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Mahbubani is also a former President of the UN Security Council (Jan 2001, May 2002) and the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2004-2017). Mahbubani writes and speaks prolifically on the rise of Asia, geopolitics and global governance. His eight books and articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs have earned him global recognition as “the muse of the Asian century.” He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2019. His latest book, Has China Won?, was released on 31st March 2020.

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Yoshiyuki SankaiCEO and President, CYBERDYNE Inc.; Professor, University of Tsukuba; Director, R&D Center for Frontiers of MIRAI in Policy and Technology, University of Tsukuba; Executive Research Director, Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba

Yoshiyuki Sankai earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tsukuba in 1987. He has progressed from being a research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to assistant professor, associate professor, and then professor at the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. He was also a visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He was a Program Manager of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies(“ImPACT”) program, which was initiated by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation(“CSTI”) of the Cabinet Office in Japan(2014-2018) and a member of Global Agenda Council on Robotics & Smart Devices(2011-2014), a member of Global Future Council of Production 2018-2019) of World Economic Forum. Now he is a Center Partner of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution(2017-), a member of Global Precision Medicine Council(2019-) of World Economic Forum and Business producer of Program for Building Regional Innovation Ecosystem by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(“MEXT”).

Yoshiyuki SankaiCEO and President, CYBERDYNE Inc.; Professor, University of Tsukuba; Director, R&D Center for Frontiers of MIRAI in Policy and Technology, University of Tsukuba; Executive Research Director, Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba

Yoshiyuki Sankai earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tsukuba in 1987. He has progressed from being a research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to assistant professor, associate professor, and then professor at the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. He was also a visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He was a Program Manager of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies(“ImPACT”) program, which was initiated by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation(“CSTI”) of the Cabinet Office in Japan(2014-2018) and a member of Global Agenda Council on Robotics & Smart Devices(2011-2014), a member of Global Future Council of Production 2018-2019) of World Economic Forum. Now he is a Center Partner of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution(2017-), a member of Global Precision Medicine Council(2019-) of World Economic Forum and Business producer of Program for Building Regional Innovation Ecosystem by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(“MEXT”).

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Juan C. PalominoPost-Doctoral Research Officer, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI), University of Oxford.

Juan C. Palomino is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (University of Oxford). He obtained my PhD at Complutense University in Madrid and his research focuses on the study of inequality, income and wealth distribution, opportunity and socioeconomic mobility.

Juan C. PalominoPost-Doctoral Research Officer, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI), University of Oxford.

Juan C. Palomino is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (University of Oxford). He obtained my PhD at Complutense University in Madrid and his research focuses on the study of inequality, income and wealth distribution, opportunity and socioeconomic mobility.

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Philippe GilletChief Scientific Officer, SICPA

Philippe is currently Chief Scientific Officer at SICPA and a Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he was also VP of Academic Affairs and Director of the Human Brain project for 2 years. Before EPFL, he served as Chief of Staff of the French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation – Mrs Valérie Pécresse.
Prior to that, Philippe was Director of the CNRS Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers, President of the French synchrotron facility SOLEIL, of the French National Research Agency and Director of the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon.
In addition to his professional career, Philippe holds several advisory board roles, including President of the Scientific Boards of both the French “Ile de France” region and of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique et Environementale (INRAE).
As part of his academic experience, Philippe published more than 150 articles in international scientific journals such as “Nature” and “Science”.
At the European level, he is Chairman of the Industrial Committee for AI4EU, a large project and consortium working on Artificial Intelligence.
At SICPA, he is currently leading a major new project, building an innovation campus in Switzerland dedicated to the advancement of the Economy of Trust, which will cover every aspect from technologies to policies.

Philippe GilletChief Scientific Officer, SICPA

Philippe is currently Chief Scientific Officer at SICPA and a Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he was also VP of Academic Affairs and Director of the Human Brain project for 2 years. Before EPFL, he served as Chief of Staff of the French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation – Mrs Valérie Pécresse.
Prior to that, Philippe was Director of the CNRS Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers, President of the French synchrotron facility SOLEIL, of the French National Research Agency and Director of the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon.
In addition to his professional career, Philippe holds several advisory board roles, including President of the Scientific Boards of both the French “Ile de France” region and of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique et Environementale (INRAE).
As part of his academic experience, Philippe published more than 150 articles in international scientific journals such as “Nature” and “Science”.
At the European level, he is Chairman of the Industrial Committee for AI4EU, a large project and consortium working on Artificial Intelligence.
At SICPA, he is currently leading a major new project, building an innovation campus in Switzerland dedicated to the advancement of the Economy of Trust, which will cover every aspect from technologies to policies.

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Sandra PhilippenChief Economist of Group Economics, ABN AMRO

Sandra Phlippen is an economist and sociologist and is Chief Economist of Group Economics of ABN AMRO since 1 December 2019. Before becoming Chief Economist she was head of Group Economics Netherlands of ABN AMRO between 1 June 2018 and 1 December 2019. Sandra is also affiliated with the Erasmus School of Economics as an assistant professor. From September 2016 to March 2018 she was the economics editor at Algemeen Dagblad. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of ESB, the bi-weekly journal of economics and statististics. Sandra also was board member of the Genootschap van Hoofdredacteuren, guest columnist for de Volkskrant, columnist for Z24.nl and board member of the Dutch Royal Economic Society. Sandra is active in the social domain and regular guest in programs such as Buitenhof, Jinek, RTL Late Night and Pauw. Sandra Phlippen graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam and received her PhD in 2008.

Sandra PhilippenChief Economist of Group Economics, ABN AMRO

Sandra Phlippen is an economist and sociologist and is Chief Economist of Group Economics of ABN AMRO since 1 December 2019. Before becoming Chief Economist she was head of Group Economics Netherlands of ABN AMRO between 1 June 2018 and 1 December 2019. Sandra is also affiliated with the Erasmus School of Economics as an assistant professor. From September 2016 to March 2018 she was the economics editor at Algemeen Dagblad. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of ESB, the bi-weekly journal of economics and statististics. Sandra also was board member of the Genootschap van Hoofdredacteuren, guest columnist for de Volkskrant, columnist for Z24.nl and board member of the Dutch Royal Economic Society. Sandra is active in the social domain and regular guest in programs such as Buitenhof, Jinek, RTL Late Night and Pauw. Sandra Phlippen graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam and received her PhD in 2008.

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Jérôme Jean HaegeliManaging Director; Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re

Dr. Jérôme Jean Haegeli, Managing Director, is Swiss Re's Group Chief Economist.
Jérôme is responsible for the economic and insurance market research which comprises the macro, interest rate and insurance market premium forecasts and associated consulting services for the Group. He is the
Managing Editor of sigma, the leading insurance publication now in its 52nd year of publication.
Within the Swiss Re Institute and for the Group, he steers the scenario analysis and group plan projections while leading efforts on contributing to a sound global financial market architecture. He is particularly active in external international committees and roundtable discussions with policymakers as well as in external media. He has been consulted by the G20, amongst others, in how to lower barriers for investments for infrastructure as well as how to strengthen long-term investing.

Jérôme Jean HaegeliManaging Director; Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re

Dr. Jérôme Jean Haegeli, Managing Director, is Swiss Re's Group Chief Economist.
Jérôme is responsible for the economic and insurance market research which comprises the macro, interest rate and insurance market premium forecasts and associated consulting services for the Group. He is the
Managing Editor of sigma, the leading insurance publication now in its 52nd year of publication.
Within the Swiss Re Institute and for the Group, he steers the scenario analysis and group plan projections while leading efforts on contributing to a sound global financial market architecture. He is particularly active in external international committees and roundtable discussions with policymakers as well as in external media. He has been consulted by the G20, amongst others, in how to lower barriers for investments for infrastructure as well as how to strengthen long-term investing.

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Christopher DyeProfessor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford

Chris Dye began professional life as a biologist and ecologist (BA York) but postgraduate research on mosquitoes (DPhil Oxford) led to a career in epidemiology and public health. As the World Health Organization's Director of Strategy 2014-18, he served as science advisor to the Director General, oversaw the production and dissemination of health information by WHO press and libraries, and coordinated WHO's work on health and the Sustainable Development Goals. He is currently Professor of Epidemiology at Oxford University, and a Fellow of The UK Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic he was editor of "Coronavirus: the science explained", a website hosted by UK Research & Innovation that aimed to present science simply for the public.

Christopher DyeProfessor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford

Chris Dye began professional life as a biologist and ecologist (BA York) but postgraduate research on mosquitoes (DPhil Oxford) led to a career in epidemiology and public health. As the World Health Organization's Director of Strategy 2014-18, he served as science advisor to the Director General, oversaw the production and dissemination of health information by WHO press and libraries, and coordinated WHO's work on health and the Sustainable Development Goals. He is currently Professor of Epidemiology at Oxford University, and a Fellow of The UK Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic he was editor of "Coronavirus: the science explained", a website hosted by UK Research & Innovation that aimed to present science simply for the public.

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Jakkie CilliersChair of the ISS Board of Trustees and Head of African Futures and Innovation, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria

Dr Jakkie Cilliers founded the Institute for Security Studies. He was executive director until 2015, and is now Board of Trustees chair and head of the African Futures and Innovation programme. He is an Extraordinary Professor in the Centre of Human Rights and Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, and a renowned author and analyst. His most recent book, Africa First! Igniting a growth revolution, was published in March 2020.

Jakkie CilliersChair of the ISS Board of Trustees and Head of African Futures and Innovation, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria

Dr Jakkie Cilliers founded the Institute for Security Studies. He was executive director until 2015, and is now Board of Trustees chair and head of the African Futures and Innovation programme. He is an Extraordinary Professor in the Centre of Human Rights and Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, and a renowned author and analyst. His most recent book, Africa First! Igniting a growth revolution, was published in March 2020.

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Burns, Nicholas
Nicholas BurnsGoodman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Under-secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO; Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Ambassador Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and also of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Burns is Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, and Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group. He is Chairman of the Board of Our Generation Speaks, which seeks to bring together young Palestinians and Israelis in common purpose.

Burns served in the United States government as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania.

Burns, Nicholas
Nicholas BurnsGoodman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Under-secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO; Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Ambassador Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and also of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Burns is Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, and Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group. He is Chairman of the Board of Our Generation Speaks, which seeks to bring together young Palestinians and Israelis in common purpose.

Burns served in the United States government as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania.

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Afnan HannanCo-Founder and CEO, Okra Solar

Afnan or "Affy" as he is known, is on a mission to ensure that the 1 billion people who live in remote areas with no access to electricity are connected to 24/7 renewable power. Afnan has a firm belief that energy is the foundation of entrepreneurship and opportunity and he is leading a team of changemakers called Okra who are enabling this vision to be achieved through IoT based plug & play smart microgrids. Afnan and Okra have won a number of awards including TechCrunch IoT startup of the year and CleanTech 50 companies to watch in the next decade. Afnan's expertise is in product development, renewable energy engineering and team building and he's always on the lookout for new changemakers to join the mission of shaping a world of equal opportunity enabled via technology.

Afnan HannanCo-Founder and CEO, Okra Solar

Afnan or "Affy" as he is known, is on a mission to ensure that the 1 billion people who live in remote areas with no access to electricity are connected to 24/7 renewable power. Afnan has a firm belief that energy is the foundation of entrepreneurship and opportunity and he is leading a team of changemakers called Okra who are enabling this vision to be achieved through IoT based plug & play smart microgrids. Afnan and Okra have won a number of awards including TechCrunch IoT startup of the year and CleanTech 50 companies to watch in the next decade. Afnan's expertise is in product development, renewable energy engineering and team building and he's always on the lookout for new changemakers to join the mission of shaping a world of equal opportunity enabled via technology.

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Sabine VerheyenChair of the Committee for Culture and Education, European Parliament

Sabine Verheyen has been a Member of the European Parliament for the German Christian Democrats (CDU) since 2009. In 2019 she got elected as Chairwoman for the Committee for Culture and Education, after having served as coordinator for the European People`s Party in this committee for five years. She focuses in particular on education and media policy as well as digital agenda issues. As former mayor of Aachen (1999 to 2009) she focuses additionally on issues that are of relevance to the local authorities.

She has been co-rapporteur for the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive and has been a Member of the European Parliament's annual delegation to the Internet Governance Forum since 2009.

Sabine Verheyen studied architecture at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

Sabine VerheyenChair of the Committee for Culture and Education, European Parliament

Sabine Verheyen has been a Member of the European Parliament for the German Christian Democrats (CDU) since 2009. In 2019 she got elected as Chairwoman for the Committee for Culture and Education, after having served as coordinator for the European People`s Party in this committee for five years. She focuses in particular on education and media policy as well as digital agenda issues. As former mayor of Aachen (1999 to 2009) she focuses additionally on issues that are of relevance to the local authorities.

She has been co-rapporteur for the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive and has been a Member of the European Parliament's annual delegation to the Internet Governance Forum since 2009.

Sabine Verheyen studied architecture at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

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Neal PollardManaging Director and Group Chief Information Security Officer, UBS

Neal A. Pollard joined UBS as Managing Director and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in July 2019. As the Group CISO, Neal leads a worldwide
team to manage cyber and information security for the world’s largest wealth manager.
Prior to joining UBS, Neal was a partner at Ernst & Young, leading their cyber threat management practice in New York City, providing global clients with incident response, readiness, and insider threat management services. Prior to that he was also a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he founded and led their incident response readiness and insider threat management practices.
His professional background spans service in government, industry, and academia, with over 25 years of technology, planning, operational, policy, and legal experience in both cybersecurity and counterterrorism.
In addition to service as an intelligence officer for the U.S. government, Neal was
a defense engineer at Science Applications International Corporation, Vice President at Hicks & Associates, Inc., and Board Director and General Counsel of
the Terrorism Research Center, Inc., a corporation he co-founded in 1996.
Neal has also served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Columbia University, and Fordham School of Law. Among other affiliations, he’s a member of the Virginia State Bar, the New York Cyber Task Force, the Board of Directors of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and the Council on Foreign Relations,
where he was an International Affairs Fellow. He was also a member of the New York Cyber Task Force, The Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the
Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy in the Digital Age, and the United Nation’s Expert Working Group on use of the Internet for
terrorist purposes.
Neal received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma; a Master of Letters in terrorism studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar, and enjoys
bicycling, cooking, travel, swimming in the ocean with his family, pizza, and listening to excessively loud music. He is based in New York City and Zürich.

Neal PollardManaging Director and Group Chief Information Security Officer, UBS

Neal A. Pollard joined UBS as Managing Director and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in July 2019. As the Group CISO, Neal leads a worldwide
team to manage cyber and information security for the world’s largest wealth manager.
Prior to joining UBS, Neal was a partner at Ernst & Young, leading their cyber threat management practice in New York City, providing global clients with incident response, readiness, and insider threat management services. Prior to that he was also a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he founded and led their incident response readiness and insider threat management practices.
His professional background spans service in government, industry, and academia, with over 25 years of technology, planning, operational, policy, and legal experience in both cybersecurity and counterterrorism.
In addition to service as an intelligence officer for the U.S. government, Neal was
a defense engineer at Science Applications International Corporation, Vice President at Hicks & Associates, Inc., and Board Director and General Counsel of
the Terrorism Research Center, Inc., a corporation he co-founded in 1996.
Neal has also served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Columbia University, and Fordham School of Law. Among other affiliations, he’s a member of the Virginia State Bar, the New York Cyber Task Force, the Board of Directors of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and the Council on Foreign Relations,
where he was an International Affairs Fellow. He was also a member of the New York Cyber Task Force, The Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the
Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy in the Digital Age, and the United Nation’s Expert Working Group on use of the Internet for
terrorist purposes.
Neal received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma; a Master of Letters in terrorism studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar, and enjoys
bicycling, cooking, travel, swimming in the ocean with his family, pizza, and listening to excessively loud music. He is based in New York City and Zürich.

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Yann Le CamChief Executive Officer, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe

Yann was one of the founders of EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe in 1997. He is the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer since 2000.
Yann initiated Rare Diseases International (RDI) in 2009. He is an elected member of the RDI Council and Chair of the RDI Advocacy Committee. He is a founding member of the NGO Committee for Rare Diseases (United Nations, New York) in 2014 and its Vice-Chair. Yann is a Co-Chair of the Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey of Children with Rare Diseases since its launch in 2018. Yann is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Health Stewards Board from 2020 and of its Global Precision Medicine Council since 2019.
Recent past positions include: member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) 2017-2019; Chair of the Therapies Scientific Committee of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), 2013-2017; Vice-Chairman of the EU Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (EUCERD), 2011 – 2013; and a member of the Commission Expert Group on Rare Diseases, 2014 – 2017; member of the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) at the EMA, served 9 years, two elected mandate as vice-chair for 6 years.
Yann holds an MBA from HEC Paris. He has three daughters, the eldest of whom is living with cystic fibrosis.

Yann Le CamChief Executive Officer, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe

Yann was one of the founders of EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe in 1997. He is the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer since 2000.
Yann initiated Rare Diseases International (RDI) in 2009. He is an elected member of the RDI Council and Chair of the RDI Advocacy Committee. He is a founding member of the NGO Committee for Rare Diseases (United Nations, New York) in 2014 and its Vice-Chair. Yann is a Co-Chair of the Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey of Children with Rare Diseases since its launch in 2018. Yann is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Health Stewards Board from 2020 and of its Global Precision Medicine Council since 2019.
Recent past positions include: member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) 2017-2019; Chair of the Therapies Scientific Committee of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), 2013-2017; Vice-Chairman of the EU Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (EUCERD), 2011 – 2013; and a member of the Commission Expert Group on Rare Diseases, 2014 – 2017; member of the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) at the EMA, served 9 years, two elected mandate as vice-chair for 6 years.
Yann holds an MBA from HEC Paris. He has three daughters, the eldest of whom is living with cystic fibrosis.

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W. John KressDistinguished Scientist and Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Dr. W. John Kress is Distinguished Scientist and Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National
Museum of Natural History. He was Curator of Botany for over thirty years and formerly served as
the Interim Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian. He is currently the co-Chair of the Earth
BioGenome Project, an international initiative to generate complete genomic data for life on Earth.
Dr. Kress received his education at Harvard University (B.A., 1975) and Duke University (Ph.D., 1981)
where he studied tropical biology, ethnobotany, evolution, and ecology. His current research is focused on biodiversity genomics, conservation, and the Anthropocene. Among his over 200 scientific and popular papers are his books Plant Conservation – A Natural History Approach, The Weeping Goldsmith, The Art of Plant Evolution, and The Ornaments of Life - Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics. His most recent book is Living in the Anthropocene – Earth in the Age of Humans about climate change and society.

W. John KressDistinguished Scientist and Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Dr. W. John Kress is Distinguished Scientist and Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National
Museum of Natural History. He was Curator of Botany for over thirty years and formerly served as
the Interim Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian. He is currently the co-Chair of the Earth
BioGenome Project, an international initiative to generate complete genomic data for life on Earth.
Dr. Kress received his education at Harvard University (B.A., 1975) and Duke University (Ph.D., 1981)
where he studied tropical biology, ethnobotany, evolution, and ecology. His current research is focused on biodiversity genomics, conservation, and the Anthropocene. Among his over 200 scientific and popular papers are his books Plant Conservation – A Natural History Approach, The Weeping Goldsmith, The Art of Plant Evolution, and The Ornaments of Life - Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics. His most recent book is Living in the Anthropocene – Earth in the Age of Humans about climate change and society.

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Laurie H. GlimcherPresident and CEO; Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard Medical School

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD is the President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she was the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Professor of Medicine of Weill Cornell Medicine and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Dr. Glimcher is a distinguished immunologist, widely renowned for her work in one of the most promising areas of cancer research.

She is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Philosophical Society and the former President of the American Association of Immunologists. She is a member of the Cancer Research Institute, Prix Galien, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Repare Therapeutics, Abpro Therapeutics and Kaleido BioSciences, Inc. Scientific Advisory Boards, the Lasker Award Jury, the American Association for Cancer Research, Association of American Cancer Institutes, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is the co-founder of Quentis Therapeutics. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation and is currently on the Corporate Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Waters Corporation.

A trailblazer in cancer research, Dr. Glimcher is celebrated for her research discoveries in immunology, critical for both the development of protective immunity and for the pathophysiologic immune responses underlying autoimmune, infectious and malignant diseases. Dr. Glimcher speaks nationally and internationally on cancer, immunology, and translational medicine and has contributed more than 350 scholarly articles and papers to the medical literature.

Aside from her research efforts, Dr. Glimcher has been a staunch proponent of improved access to care, health policy, and medical education, while simultaneously serving as a pioneering mentor and role model for cancer research trainees and for all women in science. Notably, she was the first female to be appointed as dean of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and is the first female President and Chief Executive Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Laurie H. GlimcherPresident and CEO; Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard Medical School

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD is the President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she was the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Professor of Medicine of Weill Cornell Medicine and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Dr. Glimcher is a distinguished immunologist, widely renowned for her work in one of the most promising areas of cancer research.

She is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Philosophical Society and the former President of the American Association of Immunologists. She is a member of the Cancer Research Institute, Prix Galien, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Repare Therapeutics, Abpro Therapeutics and Kaleido BioSciences, Inc. Scientific Advisory Boards, the Lasker Award Jury, the American Association for Cancer Research, Association of American Cancer Institutes, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is the co-founder of Quentis Therapeutics. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation and is currently on the Corporate Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Waters Corporation.

A trailblazer in cancer research, Dr. Glimcher is celebrated for her research discoveries in immunology, critical for both the development of protective immunity and for the pathophysiologic immune responses underlying autoimmune, infectious and malignant diseases. Dr. Glimcher speaks nationally and internationally on cancer, immunology, and translational medicine and has contributed more than 350 scholarly articles and papers to the medical literature.

Aside from her research efforts, Dr. Glimcher has been a staunch proponent of improved access to care, health policy, and medical education, while simultaneously serving as a pioneering mentor and role model for cancer research trainees and for all women in science. Notably, she was the first female to be appointed as dean of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and is the first female President and Chief Executive Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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William BrentChief Campaign Officer, Power for All

William Brent is a climate solutions evangelist and entrepreneur, working to promote renewable energy and other cleantech solutions through his deep experience in branding, digital media, community engagement, content, and advocacy. As Chief Campaign Officer at Power for All, he oversees campaigns, external communications and strategic partnership for this international NGO working to end energy poverty. Prior to that, he was a senior executive and head of the cleantech practice at Weber Shandwick, an award-winning global agency and part of NYSE: IPG. He has also co-founded several media and content focused companies. He began his career as a foreign correspondent and editor in China. A native of the United States, William has deep experience working globally, having spent nearly 20 years living in Asia and Europe.

William BrentChief Campaign Officer, Power for All

William Brent is a climate solutions evangelist and entrepreneur, working to promote renewable energy and other cleantech solutions through his deep experience in branding, digital media, community engagement, content, and advocacy. As Chief Campaign Officer at Power for All, he oversees campaigns, external communications and strategic partnership for this international NGO working to end energy poverty. Prior to that, he was a senior executive and head of the cleantech practice at Weber Shandwick, an award-winning global agency and part of NYSE: IPG. He has also co-founded several media and content focused companies. He began his career as a foreign correspondent and editor in China. A native of the United States, William has deep experience working globally, having spent nearly 20 years living in Asia and Europe.

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Marta LagosDirector, Corporación Latinobarómetro

Marta Lagos is founding director of Latinobarómetro, www.latinobarometro.org, the first regional barometer after the eurobarometer. Formerly head of a Chilean think tank, CERC has been conducting opinion polls since (the 80's) transition to democracy in Chile. Lagos trained as economist in Heidelberg, Germany, is founding director of her own polling company MORI (Chile) associated with MORI UK.
She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the World Value Survey and coordinator of the federation of regional barometers in the last decade. Also member of the Steering Committee of the International Comparative Elections Studies CSES from 1994 to 2008. Editor of IJPOR (Oxford), Dinnerman Award 2008. Other positions in Chile: Member of the Board of the Woman´s World Bank. Extensive publications in Spanish.

Marta LagosDirector, Corporación Latinobarómetro

Marta Lagos is founding director of Latinobarómetro, www.latinobarometro.org, the first regional barometer after the eurobarometer. Formerly head of a Chilean think tank, CERC has been conducting opinion polls since (the 80's) transition to democracy in Chile. Lagos trained as economist in Heidelberg, Germany, is founding director of her own polling company MORI (Chile) associated with MORI UK.
She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the World Value Survey and coordinator of the federation of regional barometers in the last decade. Also member of the Steering Committee of the International Comparative Elections Studies CSES from 1994 to 2008. Editor of IJPOR (Oxford), Dinnerman Award 2008. Other positions in Chile: Member of the Board of the Woman´s World Bank. Extensive publications in Spanish.

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Erik WetterAssistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics; Chairman, Flowminder

Dr Erik Wetter is Assistant Professor at Stockholm School of Economics and co-founder and Chairman of Flowminder Foundation, a non-profit organisation that since 2010 has pioneered the use of mobile data analytics for disaster response (Haiti 2010, Nepal 2015) and development applications such as disease outbreaks (cholera, malaria, Ebola) and poverty mapping in collaboration with mobile operators and partners such Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, UNFPA, UN OCHA, and WFP.

Flowminder is one of the founding partners of the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) consortium. Dr Wetter currently focuses on policy issues such as data access, governance, and sustainable business models in public-private data sharing as a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Business-to-Government (B2G) Data Sharing, as well as in working groups with the World Economic Forum, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), and PARIS21.

Erik WetterAssistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics; Chairman, Flowminder

Dr Erik Wetter is Assistant Professor at Stockholm School of Economics and co-founder and Chairman of Flowminder Foundation, a non-profit organisation that since 2010 has pioneered the use of mobile data analytics for disaster response (Haiti 2010, Nepal 2015) and development applications such as disease outbreaks (cholera, malaria, Ebola) and poverty mapping in collaboration with mobile operators and partners such Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, UNFPA, UN OCHA, and WFP.

Flowminder is one of the founding partners of the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) consortium. Dr Wetter currently focuses on policy issues such as data access, governance, and sustainable business models in public-private data sharing as a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Business-to-Government (B2G) Data Sharing, as well as in working groups with the World Economic Forum, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), and PARIS21.

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Noa GafniExecutive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Noa Gafni is the Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation. Noa began her career as an entrepreneur, founding a social network for women in 2005. She then joined the founding digital team at Hearst Magazines as Head of Social Media. During her MBA at London Business School, Noa became deeply interested in the world of international organizations and social change. After completing her MBA, Noa joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Leadership Fellow and the Head of Communications for the Global Shapers Community. Shortly after leaving the World Economic Forum, Noa launched Impact Squared, a movement-building consultancy that worked with UNICEF, International Crisis Group and a number of leading foundations before joining forces with Dalberg. In 2018, she launched Trust Collab, a platform focused on rebuilding trust in society before joining the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation as its Executive Director. Noa is an honorary Social Innovation Fellow at the University of Cambridge and affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Noa GafniExecutive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Noa Gafni is the Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation. Noa began her career as an entrepreneur, founding a social network for women in 2005. She then joined the founding digital team at Hearst Magazines as Head of Social Media. During her MBA at London Business School, Noa became deeply interested in the world of international organizations and social change. After completing her MBA, Noa joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Leadership Fellow and the Head of Communications for the Global Shapers Community. Shortly after leaving the World Economic Forum, Noa launched Impact Squared, a movement-building consultancy that worked with UNICEF, International Crisis Group and a number of leading foundations before joining forces with Dalberg. In 2018, she launched Trust Collab, a platform focused on rebuilding trust in society before joining the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation as its Executive Director. Noa is an honorary Social Innovation Fellow at the University of Cambridge and affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

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Stefaan VerhulstCo-Founder and Chief of Research and Development, Governance Laboratory, New York University

Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief of Research and Development of the Governance Laboratory (GovLab) at New York University where he is building a foundation of evidence on how to improve people's lives by transforming how we govern using advances in science and technology. He also serves as Editor in Chief of Data & Policy (Cambridge University Press) and is the Curator in Chief of The Living Library. Recently he was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in Digital Government. Before co-founding The GovLab, Verhulst spent more than a decade as Chief of Research for the Markle Foundation, where he continues to serve as Senior Advisor; and was co-founder and director of Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University examining the intersection of Human Rights, Law and Communications. While at Oxford he was also the Socio-Legal Fellow at Wolfson College and the UNESCO Chair in Communications Law and Policy. Among his latest (open access) books include "Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How" (with Andrew Young) and "The Social Dynamics of Open Data (edited volume)".

Stefaan VerhulstCo-Founder and Chief of Research and Development, Governance Laboratory, New York University

Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief of Research and Development of the Governance Laboratory (GovLab) at New York University where he is building a foundation of evidence on how to improve people's lives by transforming how we govern using advances in science and technology. He also serves as Editor in Chief of Data & Policy (Cambridge University Press) and is the Curator in Chief of The Living Library. Recently he was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in Digital Government. Before co-founding The GovLab, Verhulst spent more than a decade as Chief of Research for the Markle Foundation, where he continues to serve as Senior Advisor; and was co-founder and director of Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University examining the intersection of Human Rights, Law and Communications. While at Oxford he was also the Socio-Legal Fellow at Wolfson College and the UNESCO Chair in Communications Law and Policy. Among his latest (open access) books include "Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How" (with Andrew Young) and "The Social Dynamics of Open Data (edited volume)".

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Jeffrey ShamanProfessor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jeffrey Shaman is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Climate and Health Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He studies the survival, transmission and ecology of infectious agents, including the effects of meteorological and hydrological conditions on these processes. Work-to-date has primarily focused on mosquito-borne and respiratory pathogens. He uses mathematical and statistical models to describe, understand, and forecast the transmission dynamics of these disease systems, and to investigate the broader effects of climate and weather on human health. He holds a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in climate and geophysics from Columbia. He was awarded a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellowship, which he held at Harvard University in both the School of Public Health and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Jeffrey ShamanProfessor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jeffrey Shaman is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Climate and Health Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He studies the survival, transmission and ecology of infectious agents, including the effects of meteorological and hydrological conditions on these processes. Work-to-date has primarily focused on mosquito-borne and respiratory pathogens. He uses mathematical and statistical models to describe, understand, and forecast the transmission dynamics of these disease systems, and to investigate the broader effects of climate and weather on human health. He holds a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in climate and geophysics from Columbia. He was awarded a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellowship, which he held at Harvard University in both the School of Public Health and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

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Peer M. SchatzManaging Director, PS Capital Management GmbH

Peer M. Schatz is the Managing Director of PS Capital Management GmbH, which provides capital and
support to emerging companies in the Life Sciences industry. He was previously the long-time Chief
Executive Officer of QIAGEN N.V., a leading provider of molecular sample and assay technologies where he led QIAGEN's rapid expansion from a start-up company with $2 million in sales in 1993 into a global leader in molecular testing with over $1.6 billion in revenues in 2019. Prior to joining QIAGEN, Peer participated in the founding of several startup companies. Peer served as a founding member of the German Corporate Governance Commission, as a Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Evotec AG, as Vice Chairman of AdvaMedDx and as Director of the U.S. Analytical & Life Science and Diagnostic Association. He is Vice
Chairman of Centogene N.V. and an advisor to Siemens Healthineers AG where he has agreed to stand for election to the Supervisory Board at the upcoming AGM. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with an MBA.

Peer M. SchatzManaging Director, PS Capital Management GmbH

Peer M. Schatz is the Managing Director of PS Capital Management GmbH, which provides capital and
support to emerging companies in the Life Sciences industry. He was previously the long-time Chief
Executive Officer of QIAGEN N.V., a leading provider of molecular sample and assay technologies where he led QIAGEN's rapid expansion from a start-up company with $2 million in sales in 1993 into a global leader in molecular testing with over $1.6 billion in revenues in 2019. Prior to joining QIAGEN, Peer participated in the founding of several startup companies. Peer served as a founding member of the German Corporate Governance Commission, as a Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Evotec AG, as Vice Chairman of AdvaMedDx and as Director of the U.S. Analytical & Life Science and Diagnostic Association. He is Vice
Chairman of Centogene N.V. and an advisor to Siemens Healthineers AG where he has agreed to stand for election to the Supervisory Board at the upcoming AGM. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with an MBA.

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Xiangkun (Elvis) CaoPh.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao (https://www.elviscao.com/) is an honoree by three 30 under 30 lists including Forbes' 30 under 30 in Energy. He received accolades from WEF, UNEP, UNICEF, and SDSN - Youth for his work on scalable photoreactors for artificial photosynthesis. He was selected as a Young Scientist Attendee for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany (2020), was chosen as a Young Investigator Attendee for the 3rd World Laureates Forum in Shanghai, China (2020), was named as an INK fellow to speak about CO2 conversion in Jaisalmer, India (2019), was featured as a Future Energy Leader to attend the One Young World Summit in London, UK (2019), and was an invited speaker by TTI/Vanguard in Berkeley, CA, USA (2019). He has contributed to a WEF white paper, and has published in Int. J. Hydrog. Energy, Anal. Chem., Fuel, Fuel Process. Technol., ISIJ Int., Malaria Journal, and Metall. Mater. Trans. B.

Xiangkun (Elvis) CaoPh.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao (https://www.elviscao.com/) is an honoree by three 30 under 30 lists including Forbes' 30 under 30 in Energy. He received accolades from WEF, UNEP, UNICEF, and SDSN - Youth for his work on scalable photoreactors for artificial photosynthesis. He was selected as a Young Scientist Attendee for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany (2020), was chosen as a Young Investigator Attendee for the 3rd World Laureates Forum in Shanghai, China (2020), was named as an INK fellow to speak about CO2 conversion in Jaisalmer, India (2019), was featured as a Future Energy Leader to attend the One Young World Summit in London, UK (2019), and was an invited speaker by TTI/Vanguard in Berkeley, CA, USA (2019). He has contributed to a WEF white paper, and has published in Int. J. Hydrog. Energy, Anal. Chem., Fuel, Fuel Process. Technol., ISIJ Int., Malaria Journal, and Metall. Mater. Trans. B.

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Andrew J TatemDirector of WorldPop, University of Southampton

Andy is Professor of spatial demography and epidemiology at the University of Southampton and is the Director of WorldPop (www.worldpop.org), leading a group of more than 30 researchers and data scientists. He is interested in how populations, their characteristics and their dynamics can be mapped at high resolution, and how these can be used to support epidemiological analyses and modelling. His research has led to pioneering approaches to the use and integration of satellite, survey, cell phone and census data to map the distributions of vulnerable populations for disease, disaster and development applications. He runs international collaborations with national governments, UN agencies, disease control centres and data providers, and leads multiple research and operational projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, World Bank and others.

Andrew J TatemDirector of WorldPop, University of Southampton

Andy is Professor of spatial demography and epidemiology at the University of Southampton and is the Director of WorldPop (www.worldpop.org), leading a group of more than 30 researchers and data scientists. He is interested in how populations, their characteristics and their dynamics can be mapped at high resolution, and how these can be used to support epidemiological analyses and modelling. His research has led to pioneering approaches to the use and integration of satellite, survey, cell phone and census data to map the distributions of vulnerable populations for disease, disaster and development applications. He runs international collaborations with national governments, UN agencies, disease control centres and data providers, and leads multiple research and operational projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, World Bank and others.

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Eric ParradoChief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank

Eric Parrado Herrera is Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since March 2019. Before joining the IDB, he was a professor of economics and finance at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Parrado is a visiting professor at Oxford University and the Central European University, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems. During his career he has focused on monetary, fiscal and financial policy, advising central banks on managing inflation targeting regimes and implementing sovereign wealth funds in several countries. He has also written several academic articles on monetary policy, fiscal policy and sovereign wealth funds. Mr. Parrado, a Chilean national, has a degree in commercial engineering from the University of Chile and holds a master's and doctorate in economics from New York University.

Eric ParradoChief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank

Eric Parrado Herrera is Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since March 2019. Before joining the IDB, he was a professor of economics and finance at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Parrado is a visiting professor at Oxford University and the Central European University, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems. During his career he has focused on monetary, fiscal and financial policy, advising central banks on managing inflation targeting regimes and implementing sovereign wealth funds in several countries. He has also written several academic articles on monetary policy, fiscal policy and sovereign wealth funds. Mr. Parrado, a Chilean national, has a degree in commercial engineering from the University of Chile and holds a master's and doctorate in economics from New York University.

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Matthew HarringtonGlobal President & Chief Operating Officer, Edelman

Matthew Harrington is the global president and chief operating officer at Edelman, an industry-leading communications
firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.

In concert with his oversight of global operations, Matthew advises leaders of some of the world’s largest and most
complex companies on corporate positioning, reputation management, crisis communications, merger and acquisition,
and IPOs. His articles on trust and executive leadership have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune and
other leading business publications.

Matthew’s nearly 35-year career at Edelman has encompassed work for hundreds of clients across nearly every industry
sector. His previous leadership roles at Edelman include president of the U.S. and president of the Eastern and Western
regions. He also led the initiative to create Edelman’s Code of Conduct.

A graduate of Denison University, Matthew serves on its Board of Trustees, as well as on the boards of the Interactive
Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Classic Stage Company, and he is a member of the Board of Advisors of the University
of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications. He also is an advisory member of the Marketing 50.

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Matthew HarringtonGlobal President & Chief Operating Officer, Edelman

Matthew Harrington is the global president and chief operating officer at Edelman, an industry-leading communications
firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.

In concert with his oversight of global operations, Matthew advises leaders of some of the world’s largest and most
complex companies on corporate positioning, reputation management, crisis communications, merger and acquisition,
and IPOs. His articles on trust and executive leadership have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune and
other leading business publications.

Matthew’s nearly 35-year career at Edelman has encompassed work for hundreds of clients across nearly every industry
sector. His previous leadership roles at Edelman include president of the U.S. and president of the Eastern and Western
regions. He also led the initiative to create Edelman’s Code of Conduct.

A graduate of Denison University, Matthew serves on its Board of Trustees, as well as on the boards of the Interactive
Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Classic Stage Company, and he is a member of the Board of Advisors of the University
of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications. He also is an advisory member of the Marketing 50.

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Samuel ScarpinoAssistant Professor, Northeastern University; External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute

Samuel V. Scarpino, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and holds academic appointments in Marine & Environmental Sciences, Physics, and Health Sciences. At Northeastern University, he directs the Emergent Epidemics Lab. Outside academia, Scarpino has over 10 years of experience translating research into decision support and data science/AI tools across diverse sectors. His research spans a broad range of topics in complex systems and network science, including: forecasting and predictive modeling, complex network analysis, epidemiology, genomics and transcriptomics, social networks, and decision making under uncertainty. Scarpino's research on COVID-19, Ebola, whooping cough, and influenza has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, VICE News, Bloomberg, Stat News, and numerous other venues. For his contributions to complex systems science, he was appointed as an External Faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute in 2020.

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Samuel ScarpinoAssistant Professor, Northeastern University; External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute

Samuel V. Scarpino, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and holds academic appointments in Marine & Environmental Sciences, Physics, and Health Sciences. At Northeastern University, he directs the Emergent Epidemics Lab. Outside academia, Scarpino has over 10 years of experience translating research into decision support and data science/AI tools across diverse sectors. His research spans a broad range of topics in complex systems and network science, including: forecasting and predictive modeling, complex network analysis, epidemiology, genomics and transcriptomics, social networks, and decision making under uncertainty. Scarpino's research on COVID-19, Ebola, whooping cough, and influenza has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, VICE News, Bloomberg, Stat News, and numerous other venues. For his contributions to complex systems science, he was appointed as an External Faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute in 2020.

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Paul DonovanGWM Chief Economist, UBS AG

Paul joined UBS Wealth Management in August 2016, and is the Global Chief Economist. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee, a UBS Opinion Leader, a sponsor of UBS Speak Up and a UBS Pride Ally. Paul is responsible for developing and presenting the UBS economic outlook, marketing the view around the world. He started at UBS Investment Bank as an intern in 1992, and was previously Global Economist for the Investment Bank. He has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College Oxford, appears regularly in print and broadcast media, and is the author of several books.

Paul DonovanGWM Chief Economist, UBS AG

Paul joined UBS Wealth Management in August 2016, and is the Global Chief Economist. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee, a UBS Opinion Leader, a sponsor of UBS Speak Up and a UBS Pride Ally. Paul is responsible for developing and presenting the UBS economic outlook, marketing the view around the world. He started at UBS Investment Bank as an intern in 1992, and was previously Global Economist for the Investment Bank. He has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College Oxford, appears regularly in print and broadcast media, and is the author of several books.

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Emma AndersonSenior Lecturer in Critical Social Psychology, University of Brighton

Dr Emma Anderson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton. Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on social, community and critical psychology, as well as sociology and critical theory. She uses a range of qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on critical discursive psychology, which she uses to explore areas such as citizenship, gender, wellbeing and health inequalities. She is particularly interested in how people make sense of themselves and their lives in the context of neoliberalism, and her recent focus has been on contemporary constructions of happiness and wellbeing, something that she is continuing to investigate in relation to Covid-19 and the impact of lockdown.

Dr Anderson has a PhD in Critical Social Psychology and an MSc in Community and Critical Social Psychology from York St John University, and degrees in Psychology from the Open University, and Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London.

Emma AndersonSenior Lecturer in Critical Social Psychology, University of Brighton

Dr Emma Anderson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton. Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on social, community and critical psychology, as well as sociology and critical theory. She uses a range of qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on critical discursive psychology, which she uses to explore areas such as citizenship, gender, wellbeing and health inequalities. She is particularly interested in how people make sense of themselves and their lives in the context of neoliberalism, and her recent focus has been on contemporary constructions of happiness and wellbeing, something that she is continuing to investigate in relation to Covid-19 and the impact of lockdown.

Dr Anderson has a PhD in Critical Social Psychology and an MSc in Community and Critical Social Psychology from York St John University, and degrees in Psychology from the Open University, and Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London.

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Drew SimonisVice President, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Drew Simonis has worked in some of the largest and most complex environments in the public sector and the private sector with firms such as IBM, AT&T, EDS and Symantec. Prior to joining HPE, Drew spent eight years as the CISO for Willis Group Holdings (now Willis Towers Watson). In his current role, Drew looks after the HPE crisis management team which has been responsible for HPE's COVID response and back to the office planning. Drew's team is also highly involved in navigating the technical and organizational challenges introduced by the broad adoption of remote working. Drew has co-authored several books on security technology and architecture and articles on cyber organizational paradigms. Drew lives in the Dallas, Texas metro area and holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from James Madison University.

Drew SimonisVice President, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Drew Simonis has worked in some of the largest and most complex environments in the public sector and the private sector with firms such as IBM, AT&T, EDS and Symantec. Prior to joining HPE, Drew spent eight years as the CISO for Willis Group Holdings (now Willis Towers Watson). In his current role, Drew looks after the HPE crisis management team which has been responsible for HPE's COVID response and back to the office planning. Drew's team is also highly involved in navigating the technical and organizational challenges introduced by the broad adoption of remote working. Drew has co-authored several books on security technology and architecture and articles on cyber organizational paradigms. Drew lives in the Dallas, Texas metro area and holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from James Madison University.

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Michelangelo Baracchi BonviciniPresident of Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini is President of Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy launched together with the former French President and Honorary President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing on 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament. He graduated in History at the University of Bologna.

In 2011, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing received the medal “Plus Ratio Quam Vis” from the Polish university Jagiellonian University for “their contribution to the European academic community by founding the institute”. The medal was first awarded in 1997 to mark the 600th anniversary of the university’s re-foundation to Pope John Paul II.

In 2016 Baracchi Bonvicini promoted together with Massimo Marchiori the set-up of REIsearch, a non-profit initiative co-funded by the European Commission, Nokia, Elsevier, and other Atomium partners. The aim is to connect researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research in order to promote evidence-based policy making. After the launch Jean-Claude Juncker declared: “Innovation and new scientific discoveries are improving people’s lives and making our economy more competitive. Science should be open and freed from its traditional ivory tower; to be discussed, submitted to critique and fed with new perspectives. That’s why I warmly welcome efforts such as the REIsearch initiative to inspire fresh ideas about how to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems”.

In the first three years of activity REIsearch has focused on specific subject areas such as Chronic Diseases, in collaboration with European Commission’s DG Sante, Next Generation Internet and Digital Skills, in collaboration with DG Connect, reaching hundreds of thousands of European citizens with its media campaigns and surveys.

Under the auspices of Atomium-EISMD, in 2018 Baracchi Bonvicini and Luciano Floridi promoted AI4People, a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together key actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI, such academics, civil society organisations and the founding members Audi, Elsevier, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intesa SanPaolo, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.

As result of the first year of activity AI4People presented at the European Parliament the “AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations” during the “Towards a Good AI Society Summit” opened By Tony Blair. This work served as inspiration to the European Commission and guided the identification of the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.

Michelangelo Baracchi BonviciniPresident of Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini is President of Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy launched together with the former French President and Honorary President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing on 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament. He graduated in History at the University of Bologna.

In 2011, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing received the medal “Plus Ratio Quam Vis” from the Polish university Jagiellonian University for “their contribution to the European academic community by founding the institute”. The medal was first awarded in 1997 to mark the 600th anniversary of the university’s re-foundation to Pope John Paul II.

In 2016 Baracchi Bonvicini promoted together with Massimo Marchiori the set-up of REIsearch, a non-profit initiative co-funded by the European Commission, Nokia, Elsevier, and other Atomium partners. The aim is to connect researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research in order to promote evidence-based policy making. After the launch Jean-Claude Juncker declared: “Innovation and new scientific discoveries are improving people’s lives and making our economy more competitive. Science should be open and freed from its traditional ivory tower; to be discussed, submitted to critique and fed with new perspectives. That’s why I warmly welcome efforts such as the REIsearch initiative to inspire fresh ideas about how to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems”.

In the first three years of activity REIsearch has focused on specific subject areas such as Chronic Diseases, in collaboration with European Commission’s DG Sante, Next Generation Internet and Digital Skills, in collaboration with DG Connect, reaching hundreds of thousands of European citizens with its media campaigns and surveys.

Under the auspices of Atomium-EISMD, in 2018 Baracchi Bonvicini and Luciano Floridi promoted AI4People, a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together key actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI, such academics, civil society organisations and the founding members Audi, Elsevier, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intesa SanPaolo, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.

As result of the first year of activity AI4People presented at the European Parliament the “AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations” during the “Towards a Good AI Society Summit” opened By Tony Blair. This work served as inspiration to the European Commission and guided the identification of the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.

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Jennifer MillerFounder, Bioethics International

Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Good Pharma Scorecard initiative, an index that ranks new drugs and pharmaceutical companies on their ethics and and patient-centricity performance.
Dr. Miller's research explores the ethics of healthcare innovation, particularly how drugs are researched, developed, marketed, priced and made accessible to patients domestically and globally. She also works on the ethics of big data in healthcare, including informed consent, data-sharing, and ownership concerns.
Dr. Miller founded the nonprofit Bioethics International and is a member of The World Economic Forum, participating on their Futures Council, Biotechnology Council, and Personalized Medicine Council. Prior to joining Yale’s faculty, she was based at NYU School of Medicine, Duke University, and Harvard University. Her training is in physics, bioethics, business ethics, and regulatory governance.

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Jennifer MillerFounder, Bioethics International

Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Good Pharma Scorecard initiative, an index that ranks new drugs and pharmaceutical companies on their ethics and and patient-centricity performance.
Dr. Miller's research explores the ethics of healthcare innovation, particularly how drugs are researched, developed, marketed, priced and made accessible to patients domestically and globally. She also works on the ethics of big data in healthcare, including informed consent, data-sharing, and ownership concerns.
Dr. Miller founded the nonprofit Bioethics International and is a member of The World Economic Forum, participating on their Futures Council, Biotechnology Council, and Personalized Medicine Council. Prior to joining Yale’s faculty, she was based at NYU School of Medicine, Duke University, and Harvard University. Her training is in physics, bioethics, business ethics, and regulatory governance.

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David FerbracheGlobal Head of Cyber Futures, KPMG International

David is the Managing Director of Beyond Blue and the Global Head of Cyber Futures at KPMG. He previously led the delivery of cyber defence services for KPMG UK including their ethical hacking and red teaming operations. Over his 35 years in security he has played a leading role in developing the UK's cyber security strategies, was previously the Head of Cyber & Space for the Ministry of Defence and is the current chair of the National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland. He has worked with the largest firms in the world to bring cyber security to life as a topic for executives and boards, as well as working with many financial institutions on their resilience agenda. David, was made an OBE for his contribution to national security, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institute for Information Security, and won the cyber security personality of the year award in 2018.

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David FerbracheGlobal Head of Cyber Futures, KPMG International

David is the Managing Director of Beyond Blue and the Global Head of Cyber Futures at KPMG. He previously led the delivery of cyber defence services for KPMG UK including their ethical hacking and red teaming operations. Over his 35 years in security he has played a leading role in developing the UK's cyber security strategies, was previously the Head of Cyber & Space for the Ministry of Defence and is the current chair of the National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland. He has worked with the largest firms in the world to bring cyber security to life as a topic for executives and boards, as well as working with many financial institutions on their resilience agenda. David, was made an OBE for his contribution to national security, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institute for Information Security, and won the cyber security personality of the year award in 2018.

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Paul MurphyGeneral Partner, Northzone

Paul is a General Partner, based in London, and focuses mainly on companies in the consumer, entertainment, and enterprise applications spaces. His portfolio includes TIER, Hopin, Thirty Madison, Klang, and Bunch. Prior to Northzone, Paul founded and was CEO of mobile games company Dots in NYC, and built and invested in companies at Betaworks, the startup studio behind companies such as Poncho and Giphy. Before this, he held several roles at Microsoft in the US, UK and India. Paul holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from The IE Business School in Spain, where he is an adjunct professor.

Paul MurphyGeneral Partner, Northzone

Paul is a General Partner, based in London, and focuses mainly on companies in the consumer, entertainment, and enterprise applications spaces. His portfolio includes TIER, Hopin, Thirty Madison, Klang, and Bunch. Prior to Northzone, Paul founded and was CEO of mobile games company Dots in NYC, and built and invested in companies at Betaworks, the startup studio behind companies such as Poncho and Giphy. Before this, he held several roles at Microsoft in the US, UK and India. Paul holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from The IE Business School in Spain, where he is an adjunct professor.

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Kenji ShibuyaProfessor and Director, University Institute for Population Health King’s College London

Professor Kenji Shibuya is currently Director, University Institute for Population Health at King’s College London. His expertise ranges across important topics in global and population health. Dr Shibuya has been an advisor to both central and local governments, and most recently he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization on health metrics and systems and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a new vaccine fund. He spearheaded the future strategic directions of the Japanese global health policy agenda at the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit in 2008 on health system strengthening and Ise-Shima G7 Summit in 2016 on global health security. He obtained his MD at the University of Tokyo and earned a doctorate of public health in international health economics at Harvard University.

Kenji Shibuya
Kenji ShibuyaProfessor and Director, University Institute for Population Health King’s College London

Professor Kenji Shibuya is currently Director, University Institute for Population Health at King’s College London. His expertise ranges across important topics in global and population health. Dr Shibuya has been an advisor to both central and local governments, and most recently he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization on health metrics and systems and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a new vaccine fund. He spearheaded the future strategic directions of the Japanese global health policy agenda at the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit in 2008 on health system strengthening and Ise-Shima G7 Summit in 2016 on global health security. He obtained his MD at the University of Tokyo and earned a doctorate of public health in international health economics at Harvard University.

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Vishal SalviSenior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Cyber Security Practice, Infosys

Vishal Salvi is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Cyber Security Practice at Infosys. He is responsible for the overall information and cyber security strategy and its implementation across Infosys Group. He is additionally responsible for the Cyber Security Business Delivery, driving security strategy, delivery, business and operations enabling enterprises security and improving their overall posture.
Vishal has over 25+ years of industry experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology across different Industries. Vishal holds a degree in computer science engineering and MBA in Finance. His certifications include CISM and DSCI Certified Privacy Professional. He has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions including DSCI, CSO Forum and ISACA.

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Vishal SalviSenior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Cyber Security Practice, Infosys

Vishal Salvi is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Cyber Security Practice at Infosys. He is responsible for the overall information and cyber security strategy and its implementation across Infosys Group. He is additionally responsible for the Cyber Security Business Delivery, driving security strategy, delivery, business and operations enabling enterprises security and improving their overall posture.
Vishal has over 25+ years of industry experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology across different Industries. Vishal holds a degree in computer science engineering and MBA in Finance. His certifications include CISM and DSCI Certified Privacy Professional. He has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions including DSCI, CSO Forum and ISACA.

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Scott DavidExecutive Director, Information Risk Research Initiative, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory

Scott David is the Executive Director - Information Risk Research Initiative at University of Washington - Applied Physics Laboratory. He also serves as the Director of Policy at the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington and was previously the Executive Director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at UW School of Law. Scott is an active member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, the MIT/KIT Advisory Board, and the Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Scott worked as an attorney for 30 years focused on counseling commercial and governmental entities worldwide in the structures and transactions of technology and business networks with an emphasis on online commerce, data security, privacy, digital risk, standard setting, and emerging intangibles value propositions.

Scott DavidExecutive Director, Information Risk Research Initiative, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory

Scott David is the Executive Director - Information Risk Research Initiative at University of Washington - Applied Physics Laboratory. He also serves as the Director of Policy at the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington and was previously the Executive Director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at UW School of Law. Scott is an active member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, the MIT/KIT Advisory Board, and the Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Scott worked as an attorney for 30 years focused on counseling commercial and governmental entities worldwide in the structures and transactions of technology and business networks with an emphasis on online commerce, data security, privacy, digital risk, standard setting, and emerging intangibles value propositions.

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Douglas J. ArentDeputy Associate Lab Director, Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

As deputy, Doug Arent supports integrating the Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis (SCEA) directorate’s cross-cutting technical capabilities and will bolster the strategic positioning and growth of the entire laboratory. SCEA is a part of the National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL) based in Golden, Colorado.
In addition to his NREL responsibilities, Arent is Sr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee on Social Science and the Alternative Energy Future, is a member of the National Research Council Committee to Advise to U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and is a Member of the Keystone Energy Board. Arent is the Editor in Chief for Renewable Energy Focus and is Associate Editor for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Arent serves on the World Economic Forum Future of Electricity Working Group and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Energy Policy and for Energy Academy Europe.
Arent was a Coordinating Lead Author for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has been a member of Policy Subcommittee of the National Petroleum Council Study on Prudent Development of North America Natural Gas and Oil Resources, served from 2008 to 2010 on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, and also served on the Executive Council of the U.S. Association of Energy Economists.
His research interests are centered in energy and sustainability, where he has been active for more than 30 years. He has published extensively on topics of clean energy, renewable energy, power systems, natural gas, and the intersection of science and public policy. Arent has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, an MBA from Regis University, and a Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College in California.

Douglas J. ArentDeputy Associate Lab Director, Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

As deputy, Doug Arent supports integrating the Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis (SCEA) directorate’s cross-cutting technical capabilities and will bolster the strategic positioning and growth of the entire laboratory. SCEA is a part of the National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL) based in Golden, Colorado.
In addition to his NREL responsibilities, Arent is Sr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee on Social Science and the Alternative Energy Future, is a member of the National Research Council Committee to Advise to U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and is a Member of the Keystone Energy Board. Arent is the Editor in Chief for Renewable Energy Focus and is Associate Editor for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Arent serves on the World Economic Forum Future of Electricity Working Group and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Energy Policy and for Energy Academy Europe.
Arent was a Coordinating Lead Author for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has been a member of Policy Subcommittee of the National Petroleum Council Study on Prudent Development of North America Natural Gas and Oil Resources, served from 2008 to 2010 on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, and also served on the Executive Council of the U.S. Association of Energy Economists.
His research interests are centered in energy and sustainability, where he has been active for more than 30 years. He has published extensively on topics of clean energy, renewable energy, power systems, natural gas, and the intersection of science and public policy. Arent has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, an MBA from Regis University, and a Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College in California.

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David S. JonesA. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Trained in psychiatry and history of science, David Jones is the Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. His research has focused on the causes and meanings of health inequalities (Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600) and the history of decision making in cardiac therapeutics (Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care). He is currently at work on four other histories, of the evolution of coronary artery surgery, of heart disease and cardiac therapeutics in India, of the threat of air pollution to health in India, and of the history of air pollution research in the United States. His teaching at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School explores the history of medicine, medical ethics, and social medicine. He has spent most of the spring and summer thinking about Covid and its consequences.

David S. JonesA. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Trained in psychiatry and history of science, David Jones is the Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. His research has focused on the causes and meanings of health inequalities (Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600) and the history of decision making in cardiac therapeutics (Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care). He is currently at work on four other histories, of the evolution of coronary artery surgery, of heart disease and cardiac therapeutics in India, of the threat of air pollution to health in India, and of the history of air pollution research in the United States. His teaching at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School explores the history of medicine, medical ethics, and social medicine. He has spent most of the spring and summer thinking about Covid and its consequences.

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Renzo GuintoChief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab, Philippines

One of the staunchest, most exciting, and most innovative voices for the new discipline of planetary health, Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH is Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a “glo-cal think-and-do tank” for advancing the health of both people and the planet. An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader and Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, Renzo received his Doctor of Public Health degree from Harvard University; for his doctoral dissertation, he investigated the concept of “climate-smart” health systems in coastal municipalities in the Philippines. Currently he is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Lancet Planetary Health; adviser to the Forum on Climate Change and Health of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar; and Next Generation One Health Adviser of the Lancet One Health Commission hosted by the University of Oslo. Renzo previously consulted for various organizations including the World Bank; World Health Organization; International Organization for Migration; and the Governments of the Philippines and Chile. He is also one of the most energetic and provocative thought leaders in the international discourse around advancing health security in Southeast Asia and decolonizing the field of global health.

Renzo GuintoChief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab, Philippines

One of the staunchest, most exciting, and most innovative voices for the new discipline of planetary health, Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH is Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a “glo-cal think-and-do tank” for advancing the health of both people and the planet. An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader and Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, Renzo received his Doctor of Public Health degree from Harvard University; for his doctoral dissertation, he investigated the concept of “climate-smart” health systems in coastal municipalities in the Philippines. Currently he is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Lancet Planetary Health; adviser to the Forum on Climate Change and Health of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar; and Next Generation One Health Adviser of the Lancet One Health Commission hosted by the University of Oslo. Renzo previously consulted for various organizations including the World Bank; World Health Organization; International Organization for Migration; and the Governments of the Philippines and Chile. He is also one of the most energetic and provocative thought leaders in the international discourse around advancing health security in Southeast Asia and decolonizing the field of global health.

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Antony WalkerDeputy CEO, techUK

Antony Walker is Deputy CEO of techUK, the Digital Technology Trade Association which represents 850 member companies, comprising Global and National Champions and more than 500 SMEs. Antony leads techUK’s work on policy and future technologies and has over 20 years’ experience working on a wide range of issues ranging from broadband policy to digital ethics. Antony is a graduate of Aberdeen University and KU Leuven and is also a Policy Fellow Alumni of the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University.

Antony WalkerDeputy CEO, techUK

Antony Walker is Deputy CEO of techUK, the Digital Technology Trade Association which represents 850 member companies, comprising Global and National Champions and more than 500 SMEs. Antony leads techUK’s work on policy and future technologies and has over 20 years’ experience working on a wide range of issues ranging from broadband policy to digital ethics. Antony is a graduate of Aberdeen University and KU Leuven and is also a Policy Fellow Alumni of the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University.

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Boutheina GuermaziDirector of Digital Development Department of the Infrastructure Practice Group, World Bank

Dr Boutheina Guermazi is the Director of Digital Development (DD) Department of the Infrastructure Practice Group of the World Bank. She heads a global team working on building digital economies in developing countries, to drive shared prosperity and reduced poverty. The team advises policymakers and regulators, works in collaboration with leading firms and partners, and designs investment and technical assistance programs to improve broadband connectivity and use of digital technology to address development challenges of client countries. The work covers a wide area of focus including broadband networks, mobile networks, cloud infrastructure, internet of things, and big data analytics. The team works collaboratively across sectors to ensure the availability and use of digital government platforms, identification for development and other key foundations to harness digital development, while strengthening cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. Dr Guermazi also leads the Digital Development Partnership (DDP), a Multi-Donor Trust Fund focusing on Digital development globally.
Prior to her role as Director, Dr Guermazi was Practice Manager of Digital Development covering Africa and the Middle East regions of the World Bank. She also served as Lead Operations Officer in the Regional Integration Unit of the Africa region of the World Bank. During her tenure, she has written and published articles and book chapters on trade law, telecommunications policy, and regulatory reform.
Before joining the World Bank, Dr Guermazi was Assistant Professor at the University of Law and Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, and a Telecommunications consultant to the Sector Reform Unit at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Dr Guermazi holds a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Law and Policy from the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Canada; an L.L.M. in International Law from Indiana University, USA; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Law from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. She held a Fulbright Scholarship and was a research scholar at the University of Michigan (USA), the Social Science Research Council (USA), and the Center of Studies for Regulated Industries (Canada).

Boutheina GuermaziDirector of Digital Development Department of the Infrastructure Practice Group, World Bank

Dr Boutheina Guermazi is the Director of Digital Development (DD) Department of the Infrastructure Practice Group of the World Bank. She heads a global team working on building digital economies in developing countries, to drive shared prosperity and reduced poverty. The team advises policymakers and regulators, works in collaboration with leading firms and partners, and designs investment and technical assistance programs to improve broadband connectivity and use of digital technology to address development challenges of client countries. The work covers a wide area of focus including broadband networks, mobile networks, cloud infrastructure, internet of things, and big data analytics. The team works collaboratively across sectors to ensure the availability and use of digital government platforms, identification for development and other key foundations to harness digital development, while strengthening cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. Dr Guermazi also leads the Digital Development Partnership (DDP), a Multi-Donor Trust Fund focusing on Digital development globally.
Prior to her role as Director, Dr Guermazi was Practice Manager of Digital Development covering Africa and the Middle East regions of the World Bank. She also served as Lead Operations Officer in the Regional Integration Unit of the Africa region of the World Bank. During her tenure, she has written and published articles and book chapters on trade law, telecommunications policy, and regulatory reform.
Before joining the World Bank, Dr Guermazi was Assistant Professor at the University of Law and Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, and a Telecommunications consultant to the Sector Reform Unit at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Dr Guermazi holds a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Law and Policy from the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Canada; an L.L.M. in International Law from Indiana University, USA; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Law from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. She held a Fulbright Scholarship and was a research scholar at the University of Michigan (USA), the Social Science Research Council (USA), and the Center of Studies for Regulated Industries (Canada).

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Vikram PatelPershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He co-leads the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard initiative. His work has focused on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is a co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health, the Centre for Global Mental Health (at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), the Mental Health Innovations Network, and Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the WHO Public Health Champion of India prize. He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on the Committee which drafted India’s first National Mental Health Policy and the WHO High Level Independent Commission for NCDs. He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, an Honorary OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.

Vikram PatelPershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He co-leads the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard initiative. His work has focused on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is a co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health, the Centre for Global Mental Health (at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), the Mental Health Innovations Network, and Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the WHO Public Health Champion of India prize. He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on the Committee which drafted India’s first National Mental Health Policy and the WHO High Level Independent Commission for NCDs. He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, an Honorary OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.

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Nancy BrownCEO, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown is Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA) - an organization passionately committed to its mission as
a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Nancy has been championing the AHA mission since 1986, emerging as CEO in 2008. Under her leadership, the AHA has risen as a global authority in health and well-being, defining “cardiovascular health.”
The AHA’s work is led by over 40 million supporters and staff, and Nancy has steered the organization to numerous advances:
- Launching the AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine with:
o Research Goes Red™, putting patients and women at the center of research;
o Center for Accelerated Drug Discovery™, leveraging the super-computing technology of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
to validate targeted drug hypotheses and reduce time to market of new therapies by as much as 50%; and
o AHA Precision Medicine Platform, powered by Amazon’s cloud-based technology, enabling the global medical research community
to accelerate breakthroughs in cardiovascular and brain diseases.
- Announcing One Brave Idea™, an $85 million research collaboration to end coronary heart disease, co-founded with Verily, with significant support from AstraZeneca and Quest Diagnostics;
- Convening the AHA CEO Roundtable, comprising CEOs from the most influential corporations committed to piloting and adopting
science-informed workplace health solutions;
- Creating the Value in Healthcare Initiative, a breakthrough collaboration with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy to improve patient outcomes, increase value and develop a framework that supports equitable and affordable systems of care;
- Establishing the $30 million Cardeation Capital venture fund with UPMC and Philips to invest in innovative health care solutions;
- Advancing new mission-aligned enterprises to improve health outcomes, including Emergency Cardiovascular Care, Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (with Laerdal) and the Center for Health Technology and Innovation; and
- Evolving the AHA’s integrated strategy to expand international presence and impact.
Nancy shares her passion for improving the health of individuals worldwide through the following volunteer leadership roles with the World Economic Forum (WEF): co-chairman, Health Governors Community; member, Board of Stewards; member, Precision Medicine Council; and member, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She is vice-chairman of the Truth Initiative and a member of the National Health
Council Board of Directors, where she previously served as chairman. She also serves on the Phillips Advisory Board, Verily Project Baseline Advisory Board and Leadership18. Nancy’s other memberships include: Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, Research! America, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Valentin Fuster-Mount Sinai Foundation for Science,
Health & Empowerment.

Nancy BrownCEO, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown is Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA) - an organization passionately committed to its mission as
a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Nancy has been championing the AHA mission since 1986, emerging as CEO in 2008. Under her leadership, the AHA has risen as a global authority in health and well-being, defining “cardiovascular health.”
The AHA’s work is led by over 40 million supporters and staff, and Nancy has steered the organization to numerous advances:
- Launching the AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine with:
o Research Goes Red™, putting patients and women at the center of research;
o Center for Accelerated Drug Discovery™, leveraging the super-computing technology of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
to validate targeted drug hypotheses and reduce time to market of new therapies by as much as 50%; and
o AHA Precision Medicine Platform, powered by Amazon’s cloud-based technology, enabling the global medical research community
to accelerate breakthroughs in cardiovascular and brain diseases.
- Announcing One Brave Idea™, an $85 million research collaboration to end coronary heart disease, co-founded with Verily, with significant support from AstraZeneca and Quest Diagnostics;
- Convening the AHA CEO Roundtable, comprising CEOs from the most influential corporations committed to piloting and adopting
science-informed workplace health solutions;
- Creating the Value in Healthcare Initiative, a breakthrough collaboration with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy to improve patient outcomes, increase value and develop a framework that supports equitable and affordable systems of care;
- Establishing the $30 million Cardeation Capital venture fund with UPMC and Philips to invest in innovative health care solutions;
- Advancing new mission-aligned enterprises to improve health outcomes, including Emergency Cardiovascular Care, Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (with Laerdal) and the Center for Health Technology and Innovation; and
- Evolving the AHA’s integrated strategy to expand international presence and impact.
Nancy shares her passion for improving the health of individuals worldwide through the following volunteer leadership roles with the World Economic Forum (WEF): co-chairman, Health Governors Community; member, Board of Stewards; member, Precision Medicine Council; and member, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She is vice-chairman of the Truth Initiative and a member of the National Health
Council Board of Directors, where she previously served as chairman. She also serves on the Phillips Advisory Board, Verily Project Baseline Advisory Board and Leadership18. Nancy’s other memberships include: Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, Research! America, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Valentin Fuster-Mount Sinai Foundation for Science,
Health & Empowerment.

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Magda OsmanReader of Experimental Psychology, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Magda Osman is currently a Reader of Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. Head of the Dynamic Learning and Decision-making Laboratory, and is an Honorary Fellow of UCL, Fellow of the Turing Institute.
She has authored over 90 publications, and two books. Her publications reflect her research interests in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, management, philosophy and economics. She is currently in charge of ongoing scholarly projects on behavioural insights, medical decision-making, value-based decision-making, dynamic social interactions, and agency and control, the unconscious, risk and uncertainty. The main ethos of her work is to take a critical eye to well accepted views and challenge the status quo around issues around basic and applied psychological research.

Magda OsmanReader of Experimental Psychology, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Magda Osman is currently a Reader of Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. Head of the Dynamic Learning and Decision-making Laboratory, and is an Honorary Fellow of UCL, Fellow of the Turing Institute.
She has authored over 90 publications, and two books. Her publications reflect her research interests in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, management, philosophy and economics. She is currently in charge of ongoing scholarly projects on behavioural insights, medical decision-making, value-based decision-making, dynamic social interactions, and agency and control, the unconscious, risk and uncertainty. The main ethos of her work is to take a critical eye to well accepted views and challenge the status quo around issues around basic and applied psychological research.

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Ramana NandaSarofim-Rock Professor and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Imperial College London

Ramana Nanda is the Sarofim-Rock Professor and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Imperial College London. His research examines financing frictions facing new ventures, with an aim to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and to shed light on how financial intermediaries, corporate R&D and policy makers can improve the odds of selecting and commercialising the most promising ideas and technologies. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Productivity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program, and is a winner of the Kauffman Prize medal for his contribution to the academic literature on entrepreneurship.

Ramana NandaSarofim-Rock Professor and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Imperial College London

Ramana Nanda is the Sarofim-Rock Professor and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Imperial College London. His research examines financing frictions facing new ventures, with an aim to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and to shed light on how financial intermediaries, corporate R&D and policy makers can improve the odds of selecting and commercialising the most promising ideas and technologies. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Productivity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program, and is a winner of the Kauffman Prize medal for his contribution to the academic literature on entrepreneurship.

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Rob KaplanFounder and CEO, Circulate Capital

Rob is Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital. He established Circulate Capital to deploy catalytic capital in partnership with leading corporations and investors to scale solutions that advance the circular economy and prevent the flow of plastic waste into the ocean in South and Southeast Asia.
Rob leads Circulate Capital's strategy, team, and operations as the firm identifies, incubates, and invests in opportunities diverting waste from the environment into the recycling chain in South and Southeast Asian countries. Circulate Capital's model relies on supporting the local innovators implementing solutions on the ground, on partnerships with global corporations to leverage their supply chains to drive scale, and on incentivizing a new generation of entrepreneurs to build a fresh pipeline of investable projects.
He brings nearly two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and impact investing with industry leaders ranging from Walmart to Closed Loop Fund.
Rob currently sits on the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum's Global Plastic Action Partnership. His expertise also led Rob to become a Forbes contributor and a recognized speaker at high level conferences addressing the ocean plastic issue and/or the role of investors in advancing the circular economy.

Rob KaplanFounder and CEO, Circulate Capital

Rob is Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital. He established Circulate Capital to deploy catalytic capital in partnership with leading corporations and investors to scale solutions that advance the circular economy and prevent the flow of plastic waste into the ocean in South and Southeast Asia.
Rob leads Circulate Capital's strategy, team, and operations as the firm identifies, incubates, and invests in opportunities diverting waste from the environment into the recycling chain in South and Southeast Asian countries. Circulate Capital's model relies on supporting the local innovators implementing solutions on the ground, on partnerships with global corporations to leverage their supply chains to drive scale, and on incentivizing a new generation of entrepreneurs to build a fresh pipeline of investable projects.
He brings nearly two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and impact investing with industry leaders ranging from Walmart to Closed Loop Fund.
Rob currently sits on the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum's Global Plastic Action Partnership. His expertise also led Rob to become a Forbes contributor and a recognized speaker at high level conferences addressing the ocean plastic issue and/or the role of investors in advancing the circular economy.

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Frances MK WilliamsProfessor in Genomic Epidemiology, King’s College London; Campus Dean, St Thomas’; Consultant Rheumatologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

I have been at King’s College London for 18 years. I combine the study of chronic pain and chronic pain syndromes with the practice of musculoskeletal medicine. In particular, I run clinics in General Rheumatology and Metabolic bone disease. I also have an interest in occupational conditions and hold a monthly clinic for Musicians and Performing Artists with musculoskeletal complaints, which is unique in the UK and is funded by the NHS.
Modern medicine is ill equipped at present to deal with the highly prevalent symptoms of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Seen in all medical specialties, chronic pain syndromes are poorly understood. They have, however, been shown to have a heritable basis. The use of omic data derived from identical and non-identical same sex twins and from large internal consortia and bioresources allows a greater understanding of the role of genetic and environmental factors in chronic pain conditions.

Frances MK WilliamsProfessor in Genomic Epidemiology, King’s College London; Campus Dean, St Thomas’; Consultant Rheumatologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

I have been at King’s College London for 18 years. I combine the study of chronic pain and chronic pain syndromes with the practice of musculoskeletal medicine. In particular, I run clinics in General Rheumatology and Metabolic bone disease. I also have an interest in occupational conditions and hold a monthly clinic for Musicians and Performing Artists with musculoskeletal complaints, which is unique in the UK and is funded by the NHS.
Modern medicine is ill equipped at present to deal with the highly prevalent symptoms of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Seen in all medical specialties, chronic pain syndromes are poorly understood. They have, however, been shown to have a heritable basis. The use of omic data derived from identical and non-identical same sex twins and from large internal consortia and bioresources allows a greater understanding of the role of genetic and environmental factors in chronic pain conditions.

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John P.A. IoannidisC.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention, Stanford University

John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSC, holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University where he is professor of medicine, professor of epidemiology and population health, and professor (by courtesy) of biomedical data sciences and of statistics, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). His current research at Stanford covers a wide agenda, including meta-research (research on research), large-scale evidence, population health sciences and predictive medicine. He has received numerous awards, including the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science, the Chanchlani Award for Global Health, and the Science Epiphany Award, and multiple honorary doctorates and other honorary titles. He has been inducted into several academies including the US National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and he has been also an Einstein fellow at the Berlin Institute of Health.

John P.A. IoannidisC.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention, Stanford University

John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSC, holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University where he is professor of medicine, professor of epidemiology and population health, and professor (by courtesy) of biomedical data sciences and of statistics, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). His current research at Stanford covers a wide agenda, including meta-research (research on research), large-scale evidence, population health sciences and predictive medicine. He has received numerous awards, including the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science, the Chanchlani Award for Global Health, and the Science Epiphany Award, and multiple honorary doctorates and other honorary titles. He has been inducted into several academies including the US National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and he has been also an Einstein fellow at the Berlin Institute of Health.

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Andrea ConteTeam Leader of the Regional Economic Modelling (REMO) team at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Andrea Conte is Team Leader of the Regional Economic Modelling (REMO) team at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He holds a PhD and MSc in Economics from CORIPE and the Economics Department of the University of Turin, Italy. He was a visiting research fellow at the CNR (Italian National Research Council), ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Office), ILO (International Labour Organization) and Birkbeck College (London). He was Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena, Germany) from 2005 to 2007. He joined the European Commission in 2008 in the Directorate General for Economic & Financial Affairs (ECFIN), Brussels, Belgium before moving to the Joint Research Centre in the Directorate "Growth and Innovation" (Seville, Spain). He is a specialist in innovation, public finance and regional policy, and has authored or co-authored a number of articles and policy notes on these issues.

Andrea ConteTeam Leader of the Regional Economic Modelling (REMO) team at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Andrea Conte is Team Leader of the Regional Economic Modelling (REMO) team at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He holds a PhD and MSc in Economics from CORIPE and the Economics Department of the University of Turin, Italy. He was a visiting research fellow at the CNR (Italian National Research Council), ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Office), ILO (International Labour Organization) and Birkbeck College (London). He was Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena, Germany) from 2005 to 2007. He joined the European Commission in 2008 in the Directorate General for Economic & Financial Affairs (ECFIN), Brussels, Belgium before moving to the Joint Research Centre in the Directorate "Growth and Innovation" (Seville, Spain). He is a specialist in innovation, public finance and regional policy, and has authored or co-authored a number of articles and policy notes on these issues.

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Amrote AbdellaRegional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative

As the Regional Director of Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, Amrote Abdella spearheads Microsoft’s investments in Africa across 54 countries. She works closely with the internal teams in the Middle East and Africa – and globally – to enable and accelerate digital transformation opportunities across the continent.

Before becoming Regional Director, Amrote was 4Afrika’s Director for VC & Startups, where she worked closely with startups supporting the innovation ecosystem in Africa.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Amrote worked with the World Economic Forum in Geneva, as an Associate Director for Africa. She also served as a Financial Analyst at the World Bank in Washington, and worked in micro-finance with the Global Hunger Project, an NGO based out of New York. Here, she oversaw projects across eight countries in Africa and worked with African women farmers, driving financial inclusion.

In 2017, Amrote was named one of Africa’s Top 100 Young Business Leaders, ranking 12th out of 100 leaders under 40 who are playing a major role in driving the continent’s economic development. In 2019, she appeared on the same list, this time ranking 10th. In 2018 and 2019, she was also recognized by Jeune Afrique as one of the top 50 influential leaders shaping digital evolution and supporting start-ups in the African continent.

Amrote constantly strives to learn new skills and believes in the values of passion, ambition and hard work. She also encourages all young women to have a grounding in STEM subjects.

Amrote AbdellaRegional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative

As the Regional Director of Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, Amrote Abdella spearheads Microsoft’s investments in Africa across 54 countries. She works closely with the internal teams in the Middle East and Africa – and globally – to enable and accelerate digital transformation opportunities across the continent.

Before becoming Regional Director, Amrote was 4Afrika’s Director for VC & Startups, where she worked closely with startups supporting the innovation ecosystem in Africa.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Amrote worked with the World Economic Forum in Geneva, as an Associate Director for Africa. She also served as a Financial Analyst at the World Bank in Washington, and worked in micro-finance with the Global Hunger Project, an NGO based out of New York. Here, she oversaw projects across eight countries in Africa and worked with African women farmers, driving financial inclusion.

In 2017, Amrote was named one of Africa’s Top 100 Young Business Leaders, ranking 12th out of 100 leaders under 40 who are playing a major role in driving the continent’s economic development. In 2019, she appeared on the same list, this time ranking 10th. In 2018 and 2019, she was also recognized by Jeune Afrique as one of the top 50 influential leaders shaping digital evolution and supporting start-ups in the African continent.

Amrote constantly strives to learn new skills and believes in the values of passion, ambition and hard work. She also encourages all young women to have a grounding in STEM subjects.

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Luisa AlemanyAssociate Professor of Management Practice, Academic Director Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

Luisa Alemany is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the Academic Director of its Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was formerly at ESADE Business School and as a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She is a Fellow at St Hugh’s College (U. Oxford). Her main areas of interest are Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Business Angels, and Venture Philanthropy. Her book, together with J. Andreoli, “Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), is the first European textbook in the topic.

She holds a degree in Economics and Business, awarded by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a MBA from Stanford University and a PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad Complutense.

Luisa AlemanyAssociate Professor of Management Practice, Academic Director Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

Luisa Alemany is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the Academic Director of its Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was formerly at ESADE Business School and as a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She is a Fellow at St Hugh’s College (U. Oxford). Her main areas of interest are Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Business Angels, and Venture Philanthropy. Her book, together with J. Andreoli, “Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), is the first European textbook in the topic.

She holds a degree in Economics and Business, awarded by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a MBA from Stanford University and a PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad Complutense.

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Klára DobrevVice President, European Parliament

Klára Dobrev is Vice President of the European Parliament, representing the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP.
She is an economist and lawyer, with personal experience in public administration, business, academia, as well as voluntary work. She is a specialist for EU integration, cohesion policy, and financial law.
She speaks five languages, and has raised five children.
Mrs. Dobrev was born in Bulgaria, from a Bulgarian father and a Hungarian mother. She obtained a doctorate in law at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest, and a master degree in economics at the Budapest (Corvinus) University of Economics, specialising in EU and international affairs.
At the start of her professional career, Klára Dobrev worked in the Hungarian public administration. First, she spent 6 years at the Ministry of Finance. Between 2002 and 2004 she was Vice President of the National Development Office, the institution responsible for the management of EU cohesion policy in Hungary.
She became involved in national politics from the 2002 national election campaign onwards, when she worked as head of the cabinet of Péter Medgyessy, who then served as Hungarian Prime Minister. Following the resignation of Mr. Medgyessy in Autumn 2004, Mrs. Dobrev’s husband, Ferenc Gyurcsány, became Prime Minister. As a result, she resigned from her post at the Development Agency, and dedicated herself to voluntary work. She also served as President of the Hungarian National Committee of UNIFEM, the United Nations’ Development Fund for Women.
From 2009 onwards Mrs. Dobrev worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the Altus Group, a Hungarian private company specialised in investments as well as public and private sector consulting – covering, inter alia, EU affairs.
As to academia, she worked as an assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, teaching public finance law, and authoring textbooks on the subject.
Klára Dobrev obtained her mandate to the European Parliament in 2019 as the Lead Candidate of the Democratic Coalition party, guiding them to their strongest ever election result, and the status of the strongest opposition party in Hungary.

Klára DobrevVice President, European Parliament

Klára Dobrev is Vice President of the European Parliament, representing the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP.
She is an economist and lawyer, with personal experience in public administration, business, academia, as well as voluntary work. She is a specialist for EU integration, cohesion policy, and financial law.
She speaks five languages, and has raised five children.
Mrs. Dobrev was born in Bulgaria, from a Bulgarian father and a Hungarian mother. She obtained a doctorate in law at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest, and a master degree in economics at the Budapest (Corvinus) University of Economics, specialising in EU and international affairs.
At the start of her professional career, Klára Dobrev worked in the Hungarian public administration. First, she spent 6 years at the Ministry of Finance. Between 2002 and 2004 she was Vice President of the National Development Office, the institution responsible for the management of EU cohesion policy in Hungary.
She became involved in national politics from the 2002 national election campaign onwards, when she worked as head of the cabinet of Péter Medgyessy, who then served as Hungarian Prime Minister. Following the resignation of Mr. Medgyessy in Autumn 2004, Mrs. Dobrev’s husband, Ferenc Gyurcsány, became Prime Minister. As a result, she resigned from her post at the Development Agency, and dedicated herself to voluntary work. She also served as President of the Hungarian National Committee of UNIFEM, the United Nations’ Development Fund for Women.
From 2009 onwards Mrs. Dobrev worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the Altus Group, a Hungarian private company specialised in investments as well as public and private sector consulting – covering, inter alia, EU affairs.
As to academia, she worked as an assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, teaching public finance law, and authoring textbooks on the subject.
Klára Dobrev obtained her mandate to the European Parliament in 2019 as the Lead Candidate of the Democratic Coalition party, guiding them to their strongest ever election result, and the status of the strongest opposition party in Hungary.

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Adam S. PosenPresident, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Adam S. Posen has been president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013, having joined PIIE in 1997. He has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20, the challenges of European integration since the adoption of the euro, and China-US economic relations. He was one of the first economists to address the political foundations of central bank independence and to analyze Japan's Great Recession as a failure of macroeconomic policy. While an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1994–97, he co-authored Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience with Ben Bernanke, Thomas Laubach, and Frederic Mishkin. From 2009-12, Posen served as an external voting member of the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. In 2019, he was named an inaugural CEPR Distinguished Fellow. Posen received his BA and PhD from Harvard University.

Adam S. PosenPresident, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Adam S. Posen has been president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013, having joined PIIE in 1997. He has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20, the challenges of European integration since the adoption of the euro, and China-US economic relations. He was one of the first economists to address the political foundations of central bank independence and to analyze Japan's Great Recession as a failure of macroeconomic policy. While an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1994–97, he co-authored Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience with Ben Bernanke, Thomas Laubach, and Frederic Mishkin. From 2009-12, Posen served as an external voting member of the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. In 2019, he was named an inaugural CEPR Distinguished Fellow. Posen received his BA and PhD from Harvard University.

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Karin KemperGlobal Director of the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice, World Bank

Dr Karin Kemper is Global Director of the World Bank’s Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice, which provides financing, technical assistance, and knowledge solutions in areas such as the Blue Economy, pollution management, forests and landscapes, and environmental economics. She has served in a range of functions at the World Bank, including as the Senior Director for Environment and Natural Resources and Senior Regional Advisor in the Office of the Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Earlier, she was the Director of Climate Policy and Finance and she also held management positions in environment and water resources management in South Asia and the Latin America and Caribbean Regions. An institutional economist, she has published extensively on the economics of water resources management and has led studies on natural resources and environmental management worldwide. Dr Kemper is a German national and holds a Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Studies and a B.Sc. in International Business Administration and Economics from Linköping University in Sweden.

Karin KemperGlobal Director of the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice, World Bank

Dr Karin Kemper is Global Director of the World Bank’s Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice, which provides financing, technical assistance, and knowledge solutions in areas such as the Blue Economy, pollution management, forests and landscapes, and environmental economics. She has served in a range of functions at the World Bank, including as the Senior Director for Environment and Natural Resources and Senior Regional Advisor in the Office of the Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Earlier, she was the Director of Climate Policy and Finance and she also held management positions in environment and water resources management in South Asia and the Latin America and Caribbean Regions. An institutional economist, she has published extensively on the economics of water resources management and has led studies on natural resources and environmental management worldwide. Dr Kemper is a German national and holds a Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Studies and a B.Sc. in International Business Administration and Economics from Linköping University in Sweden.

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Elvira López PradosHead of the CEO Office – Energy, ACCIONA

Elvira López Prados is Head of the CEO Office at the Energy business of ACCIONA, the world’s largest global utility exclusively in renewable energies. With an installed capacity of more than 10 GW worldwide, the company’s mix includes all commercial renewable technologies. Prior to joining ACCIONA, Elvira developed her career in business development at Iberdrola Engineering and Construction and at the Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Bangkok (Thailand). Elvira holds a dual Degree in Law and Business Management (University of Granada and INSEEC Paris) and a Master’s Degree in International Business Management (ICEX - Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).

Elvira López PradosHead of the CEO Office – Energy, ACCIONA

Elvira López Prados is Head of the CEO Office at the Energy business of ACCIONA, the world’s largest global utility exclusively in renewable energies. With an installed capacity of more than 10 GW worldwide, the company’s mix includes all commercial renewable technologies. Prior to joining ACCIONA, Elvira developed her career in business development at Iberdrola Engineering and Construction and at the Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Bangkok (Thailand). Elvira holds a dual Degree in Law and Business Management (University of Granada and INSEEC Paris) and a Master’s Degree in International Business Management (ICEX - Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).

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Frank SnowdenAndrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University

Frank Snowden attended Harvard University, where he received a B.A. Degree in 1968. He then undertook graduate studies at Oxford University, and was awarded the degrees of B.Phil. and D.Phil. His academic career since then has been divided between the University of London, where served as Lecturer and Reader in History, and Yale University, where he was appointed Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History and Professor of History of Medicine. At Yale he also acted as Chair of the Program in History of Science and Medicine. His principal publications are: Violence and Great Estates in the South of Italy; The Fascist Revolution in Tuscany, 1919 - 1922; Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884 - 1911; The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900 - 1962; and Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present. At this time he is conducting research on the origins of the pandemic of Covid-19.

Frank SnowdenAndrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University

Frank Snowden attended Harvard University, where he received a B.A. Degree in 1968. He then undertook graduate studies at Oxford University, and was awarded the degrees of B.Phil. and D.Phil. His academic career since then has been divided between the University of London, where served as Lecturer and Reader in History, and Yale University, where he was appointed Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History and Professor of History of Medicine. At Yale he also acted as Chair of the Program in History of Science and Medicine. His principal publications are: Violence and Great Estates in the South of Italy; The Fascist Revolution in Tuscany, 1919 - 1922; Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884 - 1911; The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900 - 1962; and Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present. At this time he is conducting research on the origins of the pandemic of Covid-19.

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Joseph HayesWellcome Principal Research Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, UCL; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Public Health Consultant, Public Health England

Joseph Hayes, MD PhD, is a psychiatrist and epidemiologist at UCL, London. His research focuses on the interplay between mental and physical health and inequalities experienced by people with mental health problems. He is a founding member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sustainability Committee and sits on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Choosing Wisely Committee. He has acted as a consultant for television programmes about mental health for the BBC and Channel 4. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry and the International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Mental Health. He is co-founder and chief scientific officer at Juli Health.

Joseph HayesWellcome Principal Research Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, UCL; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Public Health Consultant, Public Health England

Joseph Hayes, MD PhD, is a psychiatrist and epidemiologist at UCL, London. His research focuses on the interplay between mental and physical health and inequalities experienced by people with mental health problems. He is a founding member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sustainability Committee and sits on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Choosing Wisely Committee. He has acted as a consultant for television programmes about mental health for the BBC and Channel 4. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry and the International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Mental Health. He is co-founder and chief scientific officer at Juli Health.

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James E. ClyburnMajority Whip, United States House of Representatives

James E. Clyburn is the Majority Whip, the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives, and currently serves as the Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. He is also the Chairman of the Rural Broadband Task Force and Democratic Faith Working Group.
When he came to Congress in 1993 to represent South Carolina’s sixth congressional district, Congressman Clyburn was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Vice Chairman, and later Chairman, of the House Democratic Caucus. He previously served as Majority Whip from 2007 to 2011 and served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2011 to 2019.
As a national leader, he has championed rural and economic development and many of his initiatives have become law. His 10-20-30 federal funding formula was included in four sections of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Congressman Clyburn is also a passionate supporter of historic preservation and restoration programs. His efforts have restored scores of historic buildings and sites on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. His legislation created the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, elevated the Congaree National Monument to a National Park, and established the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
Congressman Clyburn’s humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina as the eldest son of an activist, fundamentalist minister and an independent, civic-minded beautician grounded him securely in family, faith and public service. His memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, was published in 2015, and has been described ‎as a primer that should be read by every student interested in pursuing a career in public service.
Congressman Clyburn and his late wife, Emily England Clyburn, met as students at South Carolina State and were married for 58 years. They are the parents of three daughters; Mignon Clyburn, Jennifer Reed, and Angela Hannibal and four grandchildren.

James E. ClyburnMajority Whip, United States House of Representatives

James E. Clyburn is the Majority Whip, the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives, and currently serves as the Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. He is also the Chairman of the Rural Broadband Task Force and Democratic Faith Working Group.
When he came to Congress in 1993 to represent South Carolina’s sixth congressional district, Congressman Clyburn was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Vice Chairman, and later Chairman, of the House Democratic Caucus. He previously served as Majority Whip from 2007 to 2011 and served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2011 to 2019.
As a national leader, he has championed rural and economic development and many of his initiatives have become law. His 10-20-30 federal funding formula was included in four sections of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Congressman Clyburn is also a passionate supporter of historic preservation and restoration programs. His efforts have restored scores of historic buildings and sites on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. His legislation created the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, elevated the Congaree National Monument to a National Park, and established the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
Congressman Clyburn’s humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina as the eldest son of an activist, fundamentalist minister and an independent, civic-minded beautician grounded him securely in family, faith and public service. His memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, was published in 2015, and has been described ‎as a primer that should be read by every student interested in pursuing a career in public service.
Congressman Clyburn and his late wife, Emily England Clyburn, met as students at South Carolina State and were married for 58 years. They are the parents of three daughters; Mignon Clyburn, Jennifer Reed, and Angela Hannibal and four grandchildren.

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Xabier GoenagaHead of the Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth Unit, Joint Research Centre of the European Commision

He and his colleagues are currently assessing the impact of Covid-19 on telework, education, the social economy, on tourism, on selective value chains and on the regional economies. He has a particular interest in supporting innovation in SMEs and in the scale-up of firms. Currently he is exploring the impact of the crisis on venture capital investments and the impact of reduced numbers of new start-ups during the crisis on long-term employment creation.

The Unit represents the JRC in European Semester country teams responsible for identifying policy challenges of the Member States and for assessing recovery and resilience plans.

He graduated from the Basque Country University in 1982, holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Universityof Wales and a Master degree in Public administration from École Solvay in Brussels.

Xabier GoenagaHead of the Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth Unit, Joint Research Centre of the European Commision

He and his colleagues are currently assessing the impact of Covid-19 on telework, education, the social economy, on tourism, on selective value chains and on the regional economies. He has a particular interest in supporting innovation in SMEs and in the scale-up of firms. Currently he is exploring the impact of the crisis on venture capital investments and the impact of reduced numbers of new start-ups during the crisis on long-term employment creation.

The Unit represents the JRC in European Semester country teams responsible for identifying policy challenges of the Member States and for assessing recovery and resilience plans.

He graduated from the Basque Country University in 1982, holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Universityof Wales and a Master degree in Public administration from École Solvay in Brussels.

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Guntram WolffDirector, Bruegel

Guntram Wolff is Director of Bruegel. His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance. He regularly testifies to the European Finance Ministers' ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale). From 2012-16, he was a member of the French prime minister's Conseil d'Analyse Économique.

Guntram Wolff is also a member of the Solvay Brussels School's international advisory board of the Brussels Free University. He joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro area governance. Prior, he was coordinating the research team on fiscal policy at Deutsche Bundesbank. He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund.
He holds a PhD. from the University of Bonn; he studied economics at the Universities of Bonn, Toulouse, Pittsburgh and Passau, and he taught economics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Guntram WolffDirector, Bruegel

Guntram Wolff is Director of Bruegel. His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance. He regularly testifies to the European Finance Ministers' ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale). From 2012-16, he was a member of the French prime minister's Conseil d'Analyse Économique.

Guntram Wolff is also a member of the Solvay Brussels School's international advisory board of the Brussels Free University. He joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro area governance. Prior, he was coordinating the research team on fiscal policy at Deutsche Bundesbank. He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund.
He holds a PhD. from the University of Bonn; he studied economics at the Universities of Bonn, Toulouse, Pittsburgh and Passau, and he taught economics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Carl ManlanCOO, Ecobank Foundation

Carl Manlan works at the intersection of public, private and civil society sectors. Through his professional career he contributed to health financing through multi-lateral organisations. As a Mo Ibrahim Fellow at the Economic Commission for Africa, he focused on industrial and agricultural policies designed to accelerate the transformation of the African continent. Prior to his current role at Ecobank Foundation, he led a public-private initiative to support an African response to Ebola in West Africa.

Carl Manlan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation since May 2016. He is responsible for Ecobank’s social impact engagement with the communities in which the bank operates in Africa.

Carl Manlan holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. He writes on African economic transformation.

Carl ManlanCOO, Ecobank Foundation

Carl Manlan works at the intersection of public, private and civil society sectors. Through his professional career he contributed to health financing through multi-lateral organisations. As a Mo Ibrahim Fellow at the Economic Commission for Africa, he focused on industrial and agricultural policies designed to accelerate the transformation of the African continent. Prior to his current role at Ecobank Foundation, he led a public-private initiative to support an African response to Ebola in West Africa.

Carl Manlan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation since May 2016. He is responsible for Ecobank’s social impact engagement with the communities in which the bank operates in Africa.

Carl Manlan holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. He writes on African economic transformation.

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Bjarne SteffenSenior research associate and lecturer, ETH Zurich

Bjarne Steffen is an academic at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). As part of ETH’s Institute for Science, Technology, and Policy, his research addresses policies related to energy innovation and the role of finance in the energy transition. He previously conducted research at MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, worked at the World Economic Forum, and advised leaders in the energy and infrastructure industries as part of the Boston Consulting Group. Bjarne holds a Master’s in economics from the University of Mannheim and a PhD in energy economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Bjarne SteffenSenior research associate and lecturer, ETH Zurich

Bjarne Steffen is an academic at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). As part of ETH’s Institute for Science, Technology, and Policy, his research addresses policies related to energy innovation and the role of finance in the energy transition. He previously conducted research at MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, worked at the World Economic Forum, and advised leaders in the energy and infrastructure industries as part of the Boston Consulting Group. Bjarne holds a Master’s in economics from the University of Mannheim and a PhD in energy economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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Blair SheppardGlobal Leader, Strategy and Leadership, PwC network

Blair leads the team that is responsible for articulating PwC’s strategy across 158 countries and the development of PwC leaders. He is also Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Blair spent most of his career at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. During his tenure, Blair held roles including Associate Dean for Executive Education, founding CEO and Chairman of Duke Corporate Education, which was rated as the world’s top provider of custom executive education for nine years in a row, and Dean. As Dean, Blair was also the primary architect of Duke Kunshan University in China.
Blair has advised over 100 companies and governments in leadership, corporate strategy, organizational relationships and design, and has published more than 50 books and articles. His most recent publications, ​A crisis of legitimacy​ and ​Adapting to a new world​ in strategy+business magazine, focus on the most acute global challenges facing the world today. His book ​Ten years to midnight: four global crises and their strategic solutions ​was published in August 2020.

Blair SheppardGlobal Leader, Strategy and Leadership, PwC network

Blair leads the team that is responsible for articulating PwC’s strategy across 158 countries and the development of PwC leaders. He is also Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Blair spent most of his career at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. During his tenure, Blair held roles including Associate Dean for Executive Education, founding CEO and Chairman of Duke Corporate Education, which was rated as the world’s top provider of custom executive education for nine years in a row, and Dean. As Dean, Blair was also the primary architect of Duke Kunshan University in China.
Blair has advised over 100 companies and governments in leadership, corporate strategy, organizational relationships and design, and has published more than 50 books and articles. His most recent publications, ​A crisis of legitimacy​ and ​Adapting to a new world​ in strategy+business magazine, focus on the most acute global challenges facing the world today. His book ​Ten years to midnight: four global crises and their strategic solutions ​was published in August 2020.

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Jeremy ShapiroResearch Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Jeremy Shapiro is the research director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of focus include US foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

Shapiro was previously a fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings, where he edited the Foreign Policy program's blog Order from Chaos. Prior to Brookings, he was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, where he advised the secretary of state on U.S. policy in North Africa and the Levant. He was also the senior advisor to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon, providing strategic guidance on a wide variety of U.S.-European foreign policy issues.

Jeremy ShapiroResearch Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Jeremy Shapiro is the research director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of focus include US foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

Shapiro was previously a fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings, where he edited the Foreign Policy program's blog Order from Chaos. Prior to Brookings, he was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, where he advised the secretary of state on U.S. policy in North Africa and the Levant. He was also the senior advisor to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon, providing strategic guidance on a wide variety of U.S.-European foreign policy issues.

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Othmar KarasVice President, European Parliament

Othmar Karas is Vice-President of the European Parliament, of which he has been a member since 1999. Here, he is currently a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO).

In 1981 he took over the office of Federal Chairman of the Young ÖVP, which he held for nine years, until 1990. In 1983, he was elected to the National Council as the youngest member at that time, and in 1985 he submitted the first application for EU membership in the Austrian National Council.

After 7 years as Vice-President and Treasurer of the EPP Group, he was elected Vice-President of the European Parliament, the European Civic Chamber, in 2012 and again in 2019. As Vice-President, one of his tasks is to communicate with the citizens in order to bring the European Union closer to the people.

After graduating in Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1996, and in European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 1997, Othmar Karas received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, in 2017.
He has been President of Hilfswerk Österreich since 1998 and in 2009 he founded the non-partisan citizen‘s forum “Bürgerforum Europa”.

Othmar KarasVice President, European Parliament

Othmar Karas is Vice-President of the European Parliament, of which he has been a member since 1999. Here, he is currently a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO).

In 1981 he took over the office of Federal Chairman of the Young ÖVP, which he held for nine years, until 1990. In 1983, he was elected to the National Council as the youngest member at that time, and in 1985 he submitted the first application for EU membership in the Austrian National Council.

After 7 years as Vice-President and Treasurer of the EPP Group, he was elected Vice-President of the European Parliament, the European Civic Chamber, in 2012 and again in 2019. As Vice-President, one of his tasks is to communicate with the citizens in order to bring the European Union closer to the people.

After graduating in Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1996, and in European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 1997, Othmar Karas received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, in 2017.
He has been President of Hilfswerk Österreich since 1998 and in 2009 he founded the non-partisan citizen‘s forum “Bürgerforum Europa”.

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Eswar PrasadNandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the IMF’s Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF's China Division.

He is the author of Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi and The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance. His op-ed articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Eswar PrasadNandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the IMF’s Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF's China Division.

He is the author of Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi and The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance. His op-ed articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

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Anand S. RaoPartner, Global AI Lead, PwC

Dr Anand S. Rao is a Partner in PwC’s Advisory practice. He is the Global Artificial Intelligence Lead and the Co-Sponsor for the AI Center of Enablement within PwC. With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Anand leads a team of practitioners advising C-level executives on a range of topics including global growth strategies, digital strategies, behavioral economics and customer experience, statistical and computational analytics, and responsible AI. With his PhD and research career in Artificial Intelligence and his subsequent experience in management consulting, he brings business domain knowledge, statistical, and computational analytics to generate unique insights into the practice of ‘data science’.
Prior to joining management consulting, Anand was the Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute. He has co-edited four books and published over fifty papers in refereed journals and conferences. His technical and business papers have won a number of awards. He is a frequent speaker on Artificial Intelligence, behavioral economics, autonomous cars and their impact, analytics, and technology topics in academic and trade forums.

Anand S. RaoPartner, Global AI Lead, PwC

Dr Anand S. Rao is a Partner in PwC’s Advisory practice. He is the Global Artificial Intelligence Lead and the Co-Sponsor for the AI Center of Enablement within PwC. With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Anand leads a team of practitioners advising C-level executives on a range of topics including global growth strategies, digital strategies, behavioral economics and customer experience, statistical and computational analytics, and responsible AI. With his PhD and research career in Artificial Intelligence and his subsequent experience in management consulting, he brings business domain knowledge, statistical, and computational analytics to generate unique insights into the practice of ‘data science’.
Prior to joining management consulting, Anand was the Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute. He has co-edited four books and published over fifty papers in refereed journals and conferences. His technical and business papers have won a number of awards. He is a frequent speaker on Artificial Intelligence, behavioral economics, autonomous cars and their impact, analytics, and technology topics in academic and trade forums.

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Michaela PagelRoderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Michaela Pagel is the Roderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. She received her Ph.D. from the Economics Department at UC Berkeley and works on topics in behavioral economics, household finance, and macroeconomics. Her dissertation focused on the consumption and investment implications of non-standard preferences. More specifically, she theoretically studied how decision-making is affected by people's beliefs about their consumption. Her current work analyzes transaction-level data on income, spending, balances, credit limits, and logins stemming from a financial aggregation app. Furthermore, she is working with bank account data linked to individual investors' security trades and portfolios.

Michaela PagelRoderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Michaela Pagel is the Roderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. She received her Ph.D. from the Economics Department at UC Berkeley and works on topics in behavioral economics, household finance, and macroeconomics. Her dissertation focused on the consumption and investment implications of non-standard preferences. More specifically, she theoretically studied how decision-making is affected by people's beliefs about their consumption. Her current work analyzes transaction-level data on income, spending, balances, credit limits, and logins stemming from a financial aggregation app. Furthermore, she is working with bank account data linked to individual investors' security trades and portfolios.

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James WilsonProfessor of Philosophy, University College London

James Wilson is Professor of Philosophy, and interim Head of Department for Philosophy at University College London. He has been at UCL since 2008, with a secondment to the Royal Society as a Senior Policy Adviser in 2011–12. He is also co-director of the UCL Health Humanities Centre. His research uses philosophy to help resolve real-world problems in health, wellbeing and social policy. He has published widely on ethical issues in healthcare and health policy, and on the ownership and governance of ideas and information. His book Beyond the Neglectful State: Philosophy for Public Policy and Public Health is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Among other advisory roles, he has been a member of the English National Data Guardian's Panel since 2016.

James WilsonProfessor of Philosophy, University College London

James Wilson is Professor of Philosophy, and interim Head of Department for Philosophy at University College London. He has been at UCL since 2008, with a secondment to the Royal Society as a Senior Policy Adviser in 2011–12. He is also co-director of the UCL Health Humanities Centre. His research uses philosophy to help resolve real-world problems in health, wellbeing and social policy. He has published widely on ethical issues in healthcare and health policy, and on the ownership and governance of ideas and information. His book Beyond the Neglectful State: Philosophy for Public Policy and Public Health is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Among other advisory roles, he has been a member of the English National Data Guardian's Panel since 2016.

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Robin NiblettDirector and Chief Executive, Chatham House

Robin Niblett became the Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in January 2007. From 2001 to 2006, Dr Niblett was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Dr Niblett is an expert on UK foreign policy, European political and economic security and transatlantic relations.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Geopolitics. He was a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity European Values Investment Trust (2010-20) and a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (2015-17); a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Europe (2018-19) and Global Future Council on International Security (2016). He was Chairman of the Experts Group for the 2014 NATO Summit; Chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Europe (2012-13) and Chair of the British Academy Steering Committee of Languages for Security Project (2013). In 2012 he was awarded the Bene Merito medal by the Polish government. He became a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2015.

Robin NiblettDirector and Chief Executive, Chatham House

Robin Niblett became the Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in January 2007. From 2001 to 2006, Dr Niblett was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Dr Niblett is an expert on UK foreign policy, European political and economic security and transatlantic relations.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Geopolitics. He was a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity European Values Investment Trust (2010-20) and a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (2015-17); a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Europe (2018-19) and Global Future Council on International Security (2016). He was Chairman of the Experts Group for the 2014 NATO Summit; Chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Europe (2012-13) and Chair of the British Academy Steering Committee of Languages for Security Project (2013). In 2012 he was awarded the Bene Merito medal by the Polish government. He became a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2015.

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Elke Van HoofExpert in the Superior Health Council of Belgium, European Parliament

Prof Dr Elke Van Hoof is an academic researcher, prolific author and in demand keynote speaker. As an enthusiastic speaker, she guides and enlightens her audience in the world of Wellbeing at Work. Introducing the concept "Rethink stress, reshape society", she translates the science to the workplace and society in a unique way.
Elke Van Hoof is an undisputed authority in its field. Her trademark is an evidence based and scientific approach, which she translates into usable best practices for employees, HR managers, managers and policy makers. "How can we turn stress into something positive"? "How to deal with burnout as a company?" "How to get the best out of yourself and your employees”? These are questions that Elke offers an answer and innovative insights to.
Through her expertise and research, Elke’s work is aimed at an added value for employees, companies and vulnerable people, in short society as a whole. She manages to do this by focusing on innovative solutions and methodologies in Wellbeing. Concepts such as Thought Leadership and the Chief Happiness Officer will rise in importance.
As an entrepreneur/researcher, Elke is founder and driving force behind Center for Resilience. This is a Living Lab for the in 2020 founded Ally Institute, which goal is to ‘Rethink stress, reshape society’. The non-profit organization conducts research, develops tools, provides training and raises awareness among government and public opinion to contribute to a world in which everyone can resiliently cope with constantly changing contexts.
As an academic she teaches medical and health psychology and clinical psychological interventions at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In addition, Elke is a guest lecturer at Vlerick Business School, coordinator of the inter-university training in "first-line psychological care". Finally, she is an expert within the High Health Council of Belgium (SHC) and a member of the Disability Knowledge Center within the NIHDI (Belgium).

Elke Van HoofExpert in the Superior Health Council of Belgium, European Parliament

Prof Dr Elke Van Hoof is an academic researcher, prolific author and in demand keynote speaker. As an enthusiastic speaker, she guides and enlightens her audience in the world of Wellbeing at Work. Introducing the concept "Rethink stress, reshape society", she translates the science to the workplace and society in a unique way.
Elke Van Hoof is an undisputed authority in its field. Her trademark is an evidence based and scientific approach, which she translates into usable best practices for employees, HR managers, managers and policy makers. "How can we turn stress into something positive"? "How to deal with burnout as a company?" "How to get the best out of yourself and your employees”? These are questions that Elke offers an answer and innovative insights to.
Through her expertise and research, Elke’s work is aimed at an added value for employees, companies and vulnerable people, in short society as a whole. She manages to do this by focusing on innovative solutions and methodologies in Wellbeing. Concepts such as Thought Leadership and the Chief Happiness Officer will rise in importance.
As an entrepreneur/researcher, Elke is founder and driving force behind Center for Resilience. This is a Living Lab for the in 2020 founded Ally Institute, which goal is to ‘Rethink stress, reshape society’. The non-profit organization conducts research, develops tools, provides training and raises awareness among government and public opinion to contribute to a world in which everyone can resiliently cope with constantly changing contexts.
As an academic she teaches medical and health psychology and clinical psychological interventions at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In addition, Elke is a guest lecturer at Vlerick Business School, coordinator of the inter-university training in "first-line psychological care". Finally, she is an expert within the High Health Council of Belgium (SHC) and a member of the Disability Knowledge Center within the NIHDI (Belgium).

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Nicolaus HenkeChairman, QuantumBlack

Nicolaus is the chairman of QuantumBlack, McKinsey’s advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) firm. He brings decades of experience in applying analytical techniques to his work on significant business problems in pharmaceutical, healthcare, industrial, and financial institutions.
Nicolaus serves at the forefront of McKinsey’s advanced-analytics work. He helped found and scale McKinsey Analytics and oversaw McKinsey’s acquisition of QuantumBlack and its scaling to become the Firm’s center of excellence and innovation in AI. As its chairman, Nicolaus and QuantumBlack help companies use advanced analytics and AI responsibly to identify gains that have significant performance impact.
Previously, Nicolaus led the McKinsey Digital and McKinsey Analytics Practices for McKinsey globally, as well as the global Healthcare Systems & Services Practice.
Nicolaus was a John J. McCloy Scholar at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Nicolaus HenkeChairman, QuantumBlack

Nicolaus is the chairman of QuantumBlack, McKinsey’s advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) firm. He brings decades of experience in applying analytical techniques to his work on significant business problems in pharmaceutical, healthcare, industrial, and financial institutions.
Nicolaus serves at the forefront of McKinsey’s advanced-analytics work. He helped found and scale McKinsey Analytics and oversaw McKinsey’s acquisition of QuantumBlack and its scaling to become the Firm’s center of excellence and innovation in AI. As its chairman, Nicolaus and QuantumBlack help companies use advanced analytics and AI responsibly to identify gains that have significant performance impact.
Previously, Nicolaus led the McKinsey Digital and McKinsey Analytics Practices for McKinsey globally, as well as the global Healthcare Systems & Services Practice.
Nicolaus was a John J. McCloy Scholar at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Georg KellChairman, Arabesque

Georg Kell is Chairman of Arabesque, an ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitative models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of globally listed companies.

He is the founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 9,000 corporate signatories from more than 160 countries. Through Georg’s leadership, the Global Compact became the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.

Georg also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

Georg started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin. He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa & Asia before joining the United Nations in 1987. Georg holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

Georg KellChairman, Arabesque

Georg Kell is Chairman of Arabesque, an ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitative models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of globally listed companies.

He is the founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 9,000 corporate signatories from more than 160 countries. Through Georg’s leadership, the Global Compact became the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.

Georg also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

Georg started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin. He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa & Asia before joining the United Nations in 1987. Georg holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

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Audrey ChoiChief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Marketing Officer and the firm’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. She serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and is the founding CEO of Morgan Stanley’s industry-leading Institute for Sustainable Investing.
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Audrey oversees Morgan Stanley’s global efforts to promote sustainability through the capital markets. Over the last decade, she has been a pioneer in bringing sustainable investing into the mainstream. As Chief Marketing Officer, Audrey is responsible for stewarding the global brand to reflect the firm's core values of leading with integrity and exceptional ideas across its businesses and geographies.
In a career spanning the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Audrey has become a proven thought leader on how finance can be harnessed to protect the environment, strengthen communities, and create economic opportunity. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Audrey held senior policymaking positions in the Clinton Administration, including serving as Janet Yellen’s Chief of Staff at the Council of Economic Advisers and Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore.
Previously, Audrey was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal. She serves on the boards of several national nonprofit organizations focused on sustainability, community development and social justice. Audrey is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She was a Fulbright Scholar and a White House Fellow.

Audrey ChoiChief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Marketing Officer and the firm’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. She serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and is the founding CEO of Morgan Stanley’s industry-leading Institute for Sustainable Investing.
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Audrey oversees Morgan Stanley’s global efforts to promote sustainability through the capital markets. Over the last decade, she has been a pioneer in bringing sustainable investing into the mainstream. As Chief Marketing Officer, Audrey is responsible for stewarding the global brand to reflect the firm's core values of leading with integrity and exceptional ideas across its businesses and geographies.
In a career spanning the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Audrey has become a proven thought leader on how finance can be harnessed to protect the environment, strengthen communities, and create economic opportunity. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Audrey held senior policymaking positions in the Clinton Administration, including serving as Janet Yellen’s Chief of Staff at the Council of Economic Advisers and Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore.
Previously, Audrey was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal. She serves on the boards of several national nonprofit organizations focused on sustainability, community development and social justice. Audrey is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She was a Fulbright Scholar and a White House Fellow.

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